The internet is a continuously changing body of many thousands of networks small and large connected together, mostly for the greater good. The functionality provided by the internet is growing at a mind boggling rate. The London Internet Excange (LINX) as one of the world hubs where these thousands of networks meet to exchange traffic has just expanded its remit to include chutney peering.
Chutney peering is very similar to the peering of internet traffic. The photo in the header (courtesy of @thomasjelliott – click to see more) shows the worlds first ever chutney exchange at a LINX meeting. The two peers are Timico CTO Trefor Davies (left) and Entanet CTO Steve @routerfixer Lalonde.
It is fairly early days yet so only three jars were exchanged – a “windfall chutney” and “beetroot and apple” from Steve in one direction and a Delia Smith “spicy plum chutney” in the other. Tref’s jar was twice the size as Steve’s so honours even really. All the good things of internet peering already coming to the fore.
Had he been asked I’m sure that LINX CEO John Souter would have come up with a suitable quote for this event – something along the lines of “LINX is really proud to have been able to hook up two of the world’s leading very small scale private chutney manufacturers. Great sandwiches from little pots of chutney grow.” I didn’t ask him though which did put me in a bit of a pickle for the chutney quote so I made it up instead.
If it isn’t a contradiction in terms, my thanks go to @routerfixer for his peerless chutney.