George Michaelson
Wed, 09 Oct 1996 21:55:52 +1000

This is the wheel of life. Unis invent network <x> which becomes clogged.
Unis reject <x> for network <y> which becomes choked until unis create 
network <z> which becomes choked until...

If it runs IP then as far as technicians like myself are concerned, if it
smells like a pig and squeals like a pig, who cares if you call it a hog?

I don't see the difference between this and NSFnet having differential
policy for bit-routing or NASA favouring NASA-related networks for transit
rights. Its still the same network. Nobody expects all protocols for all users
to get to all destinations any more, in fact 50% of the time what you think
you went to is probably only a virtual hosted or network-address translated
fake or a cache anyway.

Of course if they decide only SNA can run what they want to do, good luck
to them...

There have been any number of versions of this initiative. What counts is
how much money they spend, and who does the engineering.

Any details of whats under the cover? OC-3 to Australia by the year 2000?

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