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RE: BBN Peering issues

  • From: Goldstein_William
  • Date: Sun Aug 16 16:52:08 1998

Please note that,  by identifying "what is", I'm not equating it with
"what should be."   

And don't knock the idea of promoting the janitor to NOC director. At
least the likelihood of the OpenView workstation going down due to
spilled Mountain Dew or leftover pizza crumbs would be reduced--which is
more benefit than you would get, say, if the typical MBA were promoted
to the same position...


(speaking for myself, not for my employer)
Bill Goldstein
Senior Internet Specialist
[email protected]

   From:       linneweh
   Sent:       Sunday, August 16, 1998 3:51 PM
   To:         Goldstein, William
   Cc:         linneweh; mark; shields; nanog
   Subject:    Re: BBN Peering issues
   Well that's all fine and dandy. however the internet has worked for
   20 years
   I have been asssociated with it, on the working principal that no one
   hassled or
   encumbered peering charges and there were no board rooms or
   and that is why it worked, because people knew what they were doing.
   The admins and network engineers that do this daily for a living or
   researcher that develope codes and methods to do it better made this
   and certainly not the latter and from my view it WORKED.
   Adding Joe Blow to the picture is like elevating A Janitor to
   Director of
   Services and turning him/her loose in the NOC.
   [email protected] wrote:
   > Thanks for the reality check.  Whether the rest of us like it or
   > you're right.
   > Bill Goldstein
   > Senior Internet Specialist
   > AT&T
   > [email protected]
   > TEL:(412)642-7288
   >    ----------
   >    From:       shields
   >    Sent:       Sunday, August 16, 1998 3:59 AM
   >    To:         mark
   >    Cc:         shields; nanog
   >    Subject:    Re: BBN Peering issues
   >    > fundamentally important that these ideals be extended to the
   >    of
   >    > the Internet, if it is to have a future. No company should
   have the
   >    > right to force another to pay for connectivity simply because
   >    latter
   >    > has not been around since the beginning or they are not a
   >    BBN is answerable to their customers and shareholders and not to
   >    or my ideals of how the Internet should work.
   >    --
   >    Shields, CrossLink.
   >    <<File: Re_ BBN Peering issues.TXT>>
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