[off-topic] old NSFNET regionals?

Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 20:26:11 -0400 (EDT)
From: Ben Black <black@zen.cypher.net>
To: Alan Hannan <hannan@bondage.bythetrees.com>
Cc: Tung-Hui Hu <hhui@arcfour.com>, nanog@merit.edu
Subject: Re: [off-topic] old NSFNET regionals?
    MRNet Minnesota Minneapolis MRNet

MRNet never had its own NSFNET Backbone node. Rather it connected
via a 56kbps link to the node at UIUC. The link was later upgraded
to T1 until MRNet migrated to CICNet.

A different form of the question is: Where were the NSFNET backbone
nodes located? There was an odd mapping between backbone nodes
and regionals, (e.g., some sites which hosted NSFNET backbone
nodes created regionals, other sites didn't, and some regionals,
typically those formed later, didn't have their "own" backbone


I seem to recall that each case was "special" in its own way, and no two were
alike. For example, CICNet connected to NSFnet at NSF nodes in Ann Arbor (U
of Mich + Merit), Chicago (Argonne National Labs) and Champaign (UIUC + NCSA)
typically by sitting on the DMZ FDDI off of the NSSes.


I believe that this was sent to the wrong address.