peering

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peering

An agreement between two networks to accept each other's data packets and forward them. The Internet is a combination of public and private peering. See IXP and Tier 1 network.
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As soon as one of the networks involved does not see the benefit of peering any longer it will start--depending on the contractual situation--the process of depeering. The importance of peering is increasing due to the growth of relevance of internet service providers for the exchange of traffic.
A technical review of Level (3)'s Depeering of Cogent, NANOG 35, October 24.