Metcalfe strikes again!

Avi Freedman freedman at netaxs.com
Tue May 7 13:19:53 UTC 1996


>On Mon, 6 May 1996, Paul A Vixie wrote:
>
>> Danger!  Danger Will Robinson!  The network is no longer a monopoly!
>> There's no single point of control, or of failure!  No single person knows
>> everything that's going on!  Central capacity planning isn't possible!
>> 
>> Um, excuse me, but why is this a bad thing?  (Rhetorical, don't answer.)
>
>We feel this is a 'Good' thing. For example, there are two companies
>with DS3's in Utah. One goes up and down the other stays up all the time. Which
>one do you think we go with? Also, there are many companies that think they can
>be a 'high speed/T1/T3/OC48' provider and not know what they are doing. The
>week will get weeded out. And the ones who know what they are doing will stay
>around.

Sorry for the fluff comment, but an observation:  Even the weak will not
necessarily get weeded out if they're in the ISP/NSP business.  Especially
if they start out in the ISP world and get enough of a revenue base. 

> Christian Nielsen
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Avi






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