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Re: inter-NOC communications (was:Re: Definition of Congestion)
firstname.lastname@example.org ("dave o'leary") writes: > Attempts to "standardize" inter-NOC communication happened a couple of > times in the early 90's in the IETF, but it got too ugly, with too many > barriers (basically people not wanting to expose dirty laundry). I fear > that attempts to do so now when the providers are *really* competing with > each other (as opposed to back in the old daze when we were all > friends :-) will suffer the same fate, other than on a pairwise basis between > NOCs that cooperate well with each other anyway. as in, "i'm sorry, but there's no word for ``outage'' in our language." (feh.) -- Paul Vixie <email@example.com> SVP for Internet Services, MFNX M.I.B.H. Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.