Interconnecting at MAE-West

Wm. Prichard Jones jones at
Mon Jul 8 04:14:58 UTC 1996

Hello Carl...

You can connect to MAE-West-SanJose by contacting Steve Feldman of
MFSdatanet.  See webpage for products and services as well.

You may be eligible to connect to MAE-West-MoffettField by contacting
me.  Our business model allows commercial enterprises to connect
for a $10,000 one time fee and $2,000/month/FDDIport, with a reservation
on a GIGAswitch port when that becomes necessary.  Terms are prepayment
of initial fee and 6 mos connection.  Fee is adjusted up or down at
end of 12 mos to ensure that only "cost to NASA Ames" is collected.
To do this, you must send to me on business letterhead a Letter Of Intent
to collocate equipment at Moffett Field, and sign a Reimbursable Space
Act Agreement prior to connecting your data line and your router.

The cost for now is the same for a DS1, a DS3 or an OC3c.  

The Participant is responsible for obtaining an IP address from Bill Manning,
manager of Routing Arbiter project, and for making any and all peering
agreements with other participants.

If this is of interest, please contact me via email.

        /bill jones, external interface manager

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Could some kind network operator out there, guide me to a FAQ or
some other document with regards to interconnecting at MAE-West
(or any other MAE). Specifically, some of the things I would like
to find out about are probably old hat to most of you, so if you
could pass on some of your knowledge, it would be greatly appreciated.

Some of the specifics:

1) Requirements for interconnect at MAE-West
2) Cost?
3) Minimum Line Speed
4) Transit? i.e. if the line is for backup purposes only,
   how can we arrange for transit, etc...   
5) Peering agreements etc.

So if there is a document or set of documents that have this info
in them, if someone could point me in the right direction, I'd 
surely appreciate it.

-Carl Forsythe
carlf at

   Carl Forsythe |Webmaster Monterey Bay Internet | carlf at
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