On Mon, 25 Mar 1996, Jim Meritt wrote:
> A STRIKE, not a war. If a gateway - say, Kansas - happend to be gone, it would
> automatically route around. Fortunately, this works as well with backhoes
> wielded by uncaring (don't check first) gardners as it would for nuclear-tipped
> missles wielded by commies. ;-)
> Now, in a full-scale war the transmission and receiving site would be gone,
> along with the relay......
Three cheers for analog!
> ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________
> Subject: Re: Redundant Internet Connections
> Author: Dave Crocker <dcrocker @
com> at SMTPINET
> Date: 3/25/96 12:24 AM
> At 10:16 AM 3/22/96, Mr. Nick Keenan wrote:
> >Well, the Internet is supposed to be redundant -- it was designed to surviv=
> >nuclear war, after all. I know that you can set up backup routes, but I am
> It's always fun to see the media distort things. This bit about
> nuclear war has been a favorite for a couple of years now. The phrase used
> during the development of the technology was "hostile (battle)field
> conditions". Conventional scenarios are all that is reasonable to plan
> for. Nuclear ones, per se, weren't part of the discussions. As folks
> might have suspected, not much survives except roaches and they don't carry
> large enough packets fast enough.
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