Cogent and Google no longer peered via IPv6

Jan Hugo Prins jhp at jhprins.org
Wed May 4 22:39:23 CEST 2011


Hi,

> If somebody could work up an accurate list of these customers, we'd be
> happy to raise issue from a commercial prospective.  I don't think
> Cogent's management fully understands the absurdity of the
> situation...
The problem with Cogent is that they think they are a Tier 1 transit
provider and in their opinion they only want to peer with other Tier 1
transit providers. For the same reason they don't peer with HE, which
results in the low number of IPv6 routes in their routing table.

They also think that they can strong-arm themselves into a position
where everyone accepts them to be Tier 1. I'm wandering when everyone
drops Cogent transit in favour of more decent transit providers. In
every big peering dispute in the last couple of years Cogent was one of
the parties involved as far as I know.

Jan Hugo Prins



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