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Re: Network for Sale

  • From: Jay
  • Date: Tue Feb 20 02:29:04 2001

On Tue, 20 Feb 2001, John Fraizer wrote:

> Yes Jay.  I am interested in your technology.  Beyond the fact that it
> appears to be 100% marketing hype BS, can you elaborate, _WITHOUT NDA_
> about the following:

A corporate web site, most often, is meant to be a marketing tool. We all
know that marketing and engineering doesn't always mix well. Rather than
dwelling on the flame-bait, I'll just address your questions as best I
can. Some of the information is proprietary, and will not be disclosed
with, or without, an NDA.

> (1) How does your "Best Path Global Transit (tm)" interact with the GLOBAL
> STANDARD BGP4 with respect to:
> (a) Influencing INBOUND data
> (z) Influencing INBOUND data

We influence (NOT control) inbound data a number of ways (some
proprietary, some not). One of which is that we purchase all of our
transit from the major carriers. With this relationship, we can get them
to "do the right thing" on their end(s).

> (2)Is your "Best Path Global Transit (tm)" going to be released to public

At this time, Best Path Global Transit will continue to be held as a
proprietary technology. It does fully interoperate with BGP, but will
remain proprietary for now.

> (3) Have you thought about how much the rest of the world is going to
> laugh at "Tier-0?"

I have already addressed this point in a later reply on this thread, but
I'll say it again... I don't agree with the "Tier-n" stuff, regardless of
what the "n" is. Our web site is currently in the process of a re-do, and
I'm certain that terminology will not be in the new version. Sometimes
trying to contain marketing == herding cats. :)


> ---
> John Fraizer
> EnterZone, Inc


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