corporations using BGP for advertising prefixes in mid-1990s

Roy r.engehausen at gmail.com
Thu May 12 19:31:47 CDT 2011


On 5/12/2011 4:03 PM, George Herbert wrote:
 > ....
 > Large end-user companies generally multihomed by that time, and you
 > generally did that by BGP4 at the time (post-1994), and before that
 > BGP3, and before that EGP, and before that... well, there was little
 > "commercial ISPness" other than NSFNet connectivity and the regional
 > networks back then so multihoming was somewhat of a moot point.
 >
 > Thank you again, UUNet/Alternet and PSI!
 >

The management of the large end-user company I worked for could barely 
spell Internet at the beginning of 1995.  A few connections to the 
Internet existed and the lab where I worked was experimenting with a 
socks-server.  There was a large intranet allocated from the company's 
class A space.





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