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Re: IP-Internets

  • From: Michael Shields
  • Date: Thu Oct 14 17:26:30 1999

In article <Pine.SUN.4.10.9910142002090.547-100000@virgin.relcom.eu.net>,
"Alex P. Rudnev" <alex@virgin.relcom.eu.net> wrote:
> > 4- what is the maximum distance between any two points in a autonm.
> > system?
> 40,000 Km / 2 = 20,000 Km. -:)

You assume that all packets travel a great circle distance, which
is not the case.  Route miles can be much greater and can involve
trips to geosynchronous orbit...
-- 
Shields.





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