you might be amused to write a bit of code to see if your ix peers are
giving you next-hops of other provider(s). it is clear that a number of
providers are selling transit across the ixs. not at all cool.
Well, that is actually up the the IX operators and
participants. Some do think it is cool and a much desired
feature. Its a really good way to reduce expensive telecoms
costs. Of course in the US, where bandwidth is free, your
castigation of this behaviour may be appropriate.
we can't decide whether to force next hop on their routes, or keep watching
and de-peer them if they do not cease and desist. what do others do in this
drop peering w/ verio?