a little thought on exchanging traffic

Michael Dillon michael at memra.com
Wed May 20 02:41:55 UTC 1998

On Tue, 19 May 1998 black at bleep.ishiboo.com wrote:

> Anyone thought about eliminating large physical exchange points and replacing 
> them with a more distributed architecture?

Uhhh... Savvis. 

> Multiple data centers interconnected over ATM in a single metro area 

That's the PacBell NAP in the Bay Area and the AADS NAP in Chicago. 

> run by
> indepdenant entities who are free to provide any level of service or value
> add they wish.  

Kind of defeats the purpose of having an exchange point don't you think?

Or are you thinking of something more like what the PAIX does?

Michael Dillon                 -               Internet & ISP Consulting
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