Nathan Stratton nathan at
Wed Nov 5 21:42:48 UTC 1997

On Wed, 5 Nov 1997, Alec H. Peterson wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 05, 1997 at 12:46:50PM -0800, Adam Hersh wrote:
> > With all of the problems with MAE-EAST.....
> > 
> > Any plans from anyone to create a ATM exchange point in the DC area?
> I can't think of a reason why somebody would do that.
> All of the problems that mae-east is having is a clear sign that
> providers need to move their big peers off of the public fabric and
> onto private interconnects.  Aside from the engineering problems, it
> just seems so difficult to justify having such an important part of a
> backbone's existance controlled by a third party.  As these recent
> problems have illustrated, either that third party is either not
> capable or not willing to fix the problems.  Either way, the end
> result is the same.

YES I agree 100%, but people still like to be at a public NAP. It has
turned into a sales thing, and people will pay to be at one. 


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