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Re: Internet: Getting more money ...??
In message <199610141906.PAA23721@panix.com>, Dana Hudes writes: > > Point may have been obscured. You add more facts (thanks!) the > question is what the $10 million represented -- did it include the > money IBM spent but did not charge the NSF? It represented what NSF spent. I think AT&T bid $22M/year in 1987 for a T1 network, though I didn't read that anywhere. The OIG report describes the non-competitive nature of some of the alternate requests. > As for the NSS's being still in place but disconnected, I thought the > lease was up a year ago. The NSS's certainly are not cost > effective. One of the problems that they faced in the versions > subsequent to those you had at ANS was running out of backplane > bandwidth for WAN-LAN (and LAN-LAN) transfers. Another of course was > their proprietary nature. The price tag doesn't surprise me, Rs/6ks > are expensive. But the sampling feature would be helpful in the SYN > attack situation. The NSFNET was over in May 1995. IBM and ANS contracted for ANS to pay IBM to support the routers for another year to allow time to find a replacement and get them deployed. Things ran way behind schedule so after June the NSS were no longer supported but still in use for about 2 months. > Dana Curtis - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -