the Internet Backbone

Clayton O'Neill coneill at
Sun Apr 7 01:36:19 UTC 1996

On Sat, 6 Apr 1996, Jim Fleming wrote:

> On Saturday, April 06, 1996 8:29 AM, Tim Bass (@NANOG-LIST)[SMTP:nanog at] wrote:
[Massivce discussions on Internet structure analogies deleted]

The simple fact is that the net isn't backbone oriented anymore.  The
Internet is a network, a mesh.  The difference between the participants is
largely the quality, speed and position of the portion of the mesh that
they own/control. If someone wants to spend the time to quanitify this,
that's great, but I think it would be a waste of time and rather

I think the bubbles/backbone/concentric circles analogies are all vast
simplifications.  I doubt that many people here are having any problems
understanding how the net is laid out on the large scale.

As Jeff Young pointed out, the S/N ratio is getting worse, not better.
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