AT&T/Sprint problems - Does Verio have their own network backbone

Rishi Singh rishis at
Tue Dec 1 01:06:43 UTC 1998

At 03:04 PM 11/30/98 -0700, you wrote:
>Does anybody know if verio actually has ANY backbone whatsoever? It
>appears that they just resell, and they dont even resell just 1 network,
>they resell a different backbone provider depending on what town they are

I do know that Verio came in and bought out, which was our
provider. The color & designs of the invoices changed. All the staff stayed
the same, none of my favorite engineers were lost. Verio might be building
their "network" on top of existing local networks and then hauling this
traffic to their peering providers. Take a look at:

>On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Rishi Singh wrote:
>-| Traceroute from one of my boxes with connectivity to VERIO (NYC).
>-| [techno at amber techno]$ traceroute
>-| traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 40 byte packets
>-|  1 (  2.077 ms  2.020 ms  2.101 ms
>-|  2 (  4.778 ms  4.763 ms  4.705 ms
>-|  3 (  23.676 ms  38.185 ms

<o> Pings are free. Send a ping to someone today.
<o> Make a new friend :-). Check on your neighbor 
<o> to see how they're doing. Say hi to someone 
<o> remote :-). 
<o> Rishi M. Singh - Sysadmin & Network "Cleaner"

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