CIDR, Sprint and the Big guys.

Jim Fleming JimFleming at
Fri Apr 5 23:15:48 UTC 1996

On Friday, April 05, 1996 6:19 AM, Wolfgang Henke[SMTP:wolfgang at] wrote:
@      salo at (Tim Salo) wrote:
@      It would appear that there may also be a strong argument that the
@      tremendous proliferation of [small] ISPs is a significant contributor
@      to the growth of the size of the Internet routing tables.
@this smells like an opportunity to me. To my regret I've been observing 
@the decline of the supercomputer industry for years due to a lack of demand 
@(KSR, CM5). Can't the supercomputer gurus apply some of their extensive 
@knowledge gained in a super-router?

Solutions that move the overall architecture toward the need for "bigger, faster, etc."
will drive the Internet down the same path as the supercomputer industry...

In my opinion, we need to sit back, look at the big picture, and come up with
incremental architectural changes. We need to RE-apply the Internet Philosophy
to the Internet itself and investigate the result.

Jim Fleming
UNETY Systems, Inc.
Naperville, IL 60563

e-mail: JimFleming at

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