Interconnects at NANOG

Bill Manning bmanning at ISI.EDU
Thu Jan 4 02:27:32 UTC 1996

> On Jan 3,  3:43pm, Dave Siegel wrote:
> > When the TLA's are expanded into their actual meanings, Metropolitan Area
> > Exchange, and Network Access Point, there does not appear to be a great deal
> > of difference between the two, except that one is a term that MFS Datanet
> > started, and the other is one that the government sited as the term for the
> > exchanges they were helping to fund/promote.
> I've also heard a rumor that at least part of the convention was due to the MAE
> being called Metropolitan Area Ethernet which was, again, I believe coined by
> Andrew Partan of UUNET.

	I think I told John Hardie a couple years back (when MAE-East) went
	to FDDI) that we could still use MAE as Metro Area Exchange.


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