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Re: MAE-EAST Moving? from Tysons corner to reston VA.
From: "Daniel L. Golding" <dan () netrail net>
Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 18:38:51 -0400 (EDT)


Of course, Verio, counted by many as the largest hosting provider in the
world, also sells circuit-based services. I presume you are refering to
cmpanies like Exodus and Interland? (of course largest in terms of sites
hosted does not equal largest in terms of outbound bandwidth, which is
what we were refering to with peering)


Daniel Golding
Director, Network Evaluation and Design
NetRail, Inc.                                   1-888-NetRail

On 17 Jun 2000, Paul Vixie wrote:


sean () donelan com (Sean Donelan) writes:

I don't understand your distinction.  Several companies sell both hosting
services and network services.  GlobalCenter/Crossing, Genuity/BBN and
Worldcom/UUNET have large "global" optical networks and hosting divisions.

Those companies also sell circuit-based services, i.e., services that do
not require hosting in order to accept delivery of them.  Genuity's home
page mentions DSL, for example.  These are fine companies, with fine
networks, but they are not "hosting" companies any more than making tanks
in WW2 made Chrysler into a weapons company or making keyboards and mice
makes Microsoft a hardware company.  If it's just one thing they do, then
it doesn't make sense to label the company by it.
-- 
Paul Vixie <vixie () mibh net>
SVP for Internet Services, MFNX

M.I.B.H. Inc. is a subsidiary of Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.





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