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Re: Another UUNET Explanation
From: Ben Black <black () zen cypher net>
Date: Tue, 1 Jul 1997 20:07:21 -0400 (EDT)

well, where to begin.

UUNet obviously *does* have a routed IP network...that's sort of what 
being an NSP is about.

they own their own frame relay infrastructure (big cascade switches, for 
instance) over which they have complete control.  they are acting as a 
frame relay *provider* rather than a frame relay *customer* as you are.

as for precise technical reasons about why certain decisions were made by 
UUNet, i defer to one of their engineers.

On Tue, 1 Jul 1997, Joe McGuckin wrote:

I've noticed that several of the larger networks use frame-relay.

Why? Our experience with frame-relay with the local telco has had
mixed results.

What technical advantages does a frame-relay network have over an 
IP routed network?



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