RE: Worldly Thoughts

>From: Erik Sherk[]

>> From: David Schwartz aka Joel Katz[]
>> Let's look at a hypothetical situation. ISP1 peers at MAE-E and
>> buys transit from MCI there. Now they ask Sprint to peer with them.
>> look at how they reach sites on the west coast.
>This is a violation of the rules of Mae-East: it is not to be used for
>customer connections. ISP1 must have a private connection to MCI.

Are you saying that MFS will not allow a private connection between two
routers located at the MAE facility, even if the connection is _not_ made
using the MAE FDDI switch, but is instead a direct (e.g. HSSI or AIP)
connection between the two routers?? If so, I haven't seen any
documentation to that effect...
Jim Browning

I interpret it slightly differently. I think he is saying that if you
buy transit from MCI, you can't do it across MAE East, but instead would
need a private connection to MCI. Presumably this could be done at the
MAE East site, as long as it did not congest the MAE East net.