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Internet Exchange Point(IXP) questions

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 4:24 PM, Michael K. Smith - Adhost
<mksmith at adhost.com> wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: christopher.morrow at gmail.com
>> why is it a good idea to send this to your customers? the next-hop
>> info is surely only useful to your local network? done right it's even
>> only relevant to the IX connected router, right? it seems wholely
>> unusful to your customers. (to me at least)
> I was thinking about what Leo said about tools that test each hop through a path. ?At least my downstream customers will be able to test through the SIX connection if I announce the /23 to them.

hopefully the path to the IXP prefix is the same as to the item they
are testing failure of? :)