Linked by Kroc Camen on Fri 10th Dec 2010 14:28 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes I know that there's a number of readers who don't like it when OSnews covers political topics, I'm one of them. These political upheavals however spell danger for operating system hobbyists and so I dedicate this article to framing the political news within the context of what we are here to read about: operating systems.
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Lennie
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2007-09-22

Also, I don't think many route "unknown, random,.." traffic.

You have 2 types of relationships when doing internet routing:
- peering
- transit

Usually when you buy transit, you pay your upstream provider for getting all the routing information needed to route your traffic out to the whole world and your routing information will also be send all other the world. Thus any traffic coming your network could pass through the transit network and any traffic destined for your network could also pass through your network.

When you are doing peering, you are only exchanging the routing information of the 2 networks involved (and their customers). Usually this is not paid.

So in both cases you are exchanging traffic to/from your network (or your customers). That is hardly unknown or random.

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