the Internet Backbone

Avi Freedman freedman at
Sat Apr 6 13:33:44 UTC 1996

> From:  Avi Freedman[SMTP:freedman at]
> Sent:  Saturday, April 06, 1996 1:15 AM
> To:  Michael Dillon
> Cc:  pferguso at; nanog at
> Subject:  Re: the Internet Backbone
> > Are they an NSP?
> > Do they operate their own national backbone?
> > Can they provide national transit over their own network infrastructure?
> > Do they interconnect with other NSP's who satisfy the previous two 
> > conditions at most of the public exchange points?
> Where public exchange points == {MAE-East, MAE-West, Pennsauken, PacBell NAP,
> Chicago NAP, and arguably the CIX router/cloud}.
> And NSPISP, NXIX, STIX, HKIX, D-GIX, F-GIX, CIXP, LINX, etc. etc. etc.

No, the point is that {MCI, Sprint, ANS, UUNET, PSI, AGIS} would fail the
test if you include all of the other, smaller, public exchange points.

> Barry


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