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

Jeremiah Johnson jeremiah at
Tue Dec 1 18:31:33 UTC 1998

Yes, Verio does have their own backbone.

-Jeremiah Johnson

>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
>>-|  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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