the Internet Backbone

Michael Dillon michael at
Fri Apr 5 20:02:02 UTC 1996

On Fri, 5 Apr 1996, Gordon Cook wrote:

> Bill sez:  A US Internet "backbone" is one which connects to ALL the 
> NAP/MAEs in the US.  Not just two.  All of them.

Why not just start calling it the Internet "core". The core of the US 
Internet no longer follows a backbone topology. The core is composed of 
the major NSP's who operate national backbones providing national transit 
and who interconnect at all or most of the public exchange points.

Make sense?

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