Proper authentication model

Joe Abley jabley at
Wed Jan 12 17:05:19 UTC 2005

On 12 Jan 2005, at 11:53, Hannigan, Martin wrote:

>> You mean you'd *request* a different path from different providers.
> Provisioning a circuit from two different ^providers^, other than
> your OC3 provider.

I realise that's what you meant.

My point was that competing, differently-named and 
organisationally-separate suppliers of network services frequently use 
common suppliers for metro fibre, long-haul transport, building access, 
etc. Just because you buy different services from different providers 
doesn't mean there will be no common points of failure.


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