Milo S. Medin (NASA Ames Research Center) medin at
Thu Sep 1 07:11:17 UTC 1994


	 > To: bmanning at (Bill Manning)
	 > Cc: ltwu at, iepg at, nanog at,
	 >         nap-info at
	 > Subject: Re: Comments 
	 > Date: Wed, 31 Aug 94 16:18:23 -0700
	 > 	[...]
	 > The issue behind the NAP's is that they could have been engineered t
	 > use simpler and more mature interconnect technology at the start, bu
	 > are instead using immature technology to meet non-technical requirem
	 > that the customers of the NAPs are not they themselves imposing.
	 > 	[...]
	 The Sprint NAP is using FDDI initially.
Mea Culpa.  I forgot to point this out.  Sprint's NAP does start with
FDDI and evolve into national ATM access, and also allows colocation of 
user owned equipment at the Sprint NAP.  You guys should be congratulated
on putting engineering and management issues ahead of marketing in your
design.  KISS still triumphs over complexity, even in today's frantic


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