Exchanges that matter...
avg at pluris.com
Wed Dec 4 20:27:53 UTC 1996
Todd Graham Lewis <lists at reflections.mindspring.com> wrote:
>Exchange points are not analogous to COs; major routing problems ensue as
>the number of exchange points increase.
Yep. There's no magic solution for that (Nimrod-style global link-state
_may_ help, but i'm not sure).
> I admire the foresight of
> those attempting to develop new exchange points. I do not envy the uphill
> battle they have before them. des
>I don't envy them either, but I'm beginning to question the "a chicken in
>every pot and a NAP on every corner" approach to network design.
Well, the "small NAPs" are pretty much useless, as most traffic goes beyond
the geographical area served by a "small NAP"; and the "large NAPs"
can be in dozens, but _not_ hundreds or thousands.
The "NAP in every corner" is simply a manifestation of the rampant
cluelessness in regard to the global routing.
>Of course, I don't strictly have to worry about these things; that's why I
>and AOL and most network operators have upstream network providers.
Well, AOL has its upstream provider in a different sense :)
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