the Internet Backbone

Paul Ferguson pferguso at
Fri Apr 5 21:08:07 UTC 1996

At 01:59 PM 4/5/96 -0800, Michael Dillon wrote:

>The core of the US Internet, also known as the default-free core, 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.

Also, it would preferable to omit 'US' from the above; the Internet
core doesn't reside solely in the United States.  :-)

- paul

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