the Internet Backbone

Paul Ferguson pferguso at
Fri Apr 5 19:55:18 UTC 1996

Better yet, call it the 'default-free core', which is ironically what it
is already called.  :-)

- paul

At 12:02 PM 4/5/96 -0800, Michael Dillon wrote:

>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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