Which pipe dream should we be smoking? (was Re: Possible topic?)

Alec H. Peterson ahp at hilander.com
Wed Oct 22 10:52:56 UTC 1997

On Tue, Oct 21, 1997 at 07:24:29PM -0700, J.D. Falk wrote:
> 	AFAIK, there are only two types of exchanges out there today:
> 		1. Switched Ethernet and/or FDDI
> 		2. ATM

I guess you mean 'only two types of _public_ exchanges'.  The answer
we all come up with might very well be that exchanging traffic over
public media is just not a good idea.  The network might very well
have gotten to the point that it just doesn't make sense to have such
a vital piece of it completely under a third parties control.


|Alec Peterson - ahp at hilander.com    | Erols Internet Services, INC.        |
|Network Engineer                    | Springfield, VA.                     |

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