the Internet Backbone

Sean Donelan SEAN at SDG.DRA.COM
Fri Apr 5 18:29:51 UTC 1996

The NSF didn't use the term "backbone," but it did use the term NSP - Network
Service Provider.  The NSF definition for NSP was

   - connect to hubs called priority Network Access Points,
   - route and carry traffic to or from any research and education location,
   - make the routes available to a routing arbiter

The implementation wasn't as clean as the definition.
Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
  Affiliation given for identification not representation

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