Internet Exchange Point

Internet Exchange Point

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. An Internet exchange point is a physical infrastructure through which Internet service providers exchange Internet traffic between their networks. IXPs reduce the portion of an ISP's traffic which must be delivered via their upstream transit providers, thereby reducing the average per-bit delivery cost of their service. Furthermore, the increased number of paths learned through the IXP improves routing efficiency and fault-tolerance. The primary purpose of an IXP is to allow networks to interconnect directly, via the exchange, rather than through one or more 3rd party networks. The advantages of the direct interconnection are numerous, but the primary reasons are cost, latency, and bandwidth. Traffic passing through an exchange is typically not billed by any party, whereas traffic to an ISP's upstream provider is. The direct interconnection, often located in the same city as both networks, avoids the need for data to travel to other cities to get from one network to another, thus reducing latency. The third advantage, speed, is most noticeable in areas that have poorly developed long-distance connections.show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 147.32 x 226.06 x 10.16mm | 22.68g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135830791
  • 9786135830798