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private peering

An agreement between two or more networks to accept each other's packets and forward them. The interchange is made at a common, private facility rather than at a public exchange point. Contrast with public peering. See IXP and NAP.
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Peering can be divided into several categories: (1) according to its openness, it can be private peering or public peering, (2) according to the number of peering partners it can be Bilateral Peering Arrangement (BLPA) or Multilateral Peering Arrangement (MLPA), and (3) according to the market in which it occurs, it can be primary peering in the backbone market or secondary peering in the downstream market (Weiss & Shin, 2004).
Peering can be divided into several categories: (1) according to its openness, it can be private peering or public peering, (2) according to the numbers of peering partners it can be Bilateral Peering Arrangement (BLPA) or Multilateral Peering Arrangement (MLPA), and (3) according to the market in which it occurs, it can be primary peering in the backbone market or secondary peering in the downstream market (Weiss and Shin, 2004).
Unlike some Internet access providers that randomly choose public network access points or private peering points, Internap's routing technology sends customer data along the optimal path.
More than 70% of Concentric's Internet traffic is currently sourced through private peering connections.
The firm is peered with 50 of the 60 members of Linx, the London Internet Exchange, and has private peering arrangements with some of the larger ISPs like Energis Plc's Planet Online.
Customers of Hurricane Electric are able to exchange IP traffic with Hurricane Electric's rich global network, which offers over 20,000 BGP sessions with over 7,000 different networks via more than 180 major exchange points and thousands of customer and private peering ports.

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