History of What's the story?

Tomas L. Byrnes tomb at byrneit.net
Wed Feb 17 21:49:15 UTC 2010

One main POP does not mean single homed.

We had multiple upstreams, entrance facilities, and peers. We just had
one facility where it all was, and our remote users were often dialing
into third party banks based on reciprocity agreements when they were
out of area.

It was 12 years ago. Consolidation has rendered a lot of the
collaboration from those days moot.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick W. Gilmore [mailto:patrick at ianai.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 1:11 PM
> To: NANOG list
> Subject: Re: History of What's the story?
> On Feb 17, 2010, at 3:51 PM, Tomas L. Byrnes wrote:
> >> In summary, could someone educate me on the benefits of having
> >> outside your network?
> >>
> > [Tomas L. Byrnes] We were a small regional ISP with only one main
> at
> > the time.
> If you are single homed, you -are- your upstream's network, er, AS.  I
> was careful to use "AS" and not "network" or "ISP" in my post - except
> the last line. :)
> --
> patrick

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