The NSFNET backbone network

  title={The NSFNET backbone network},
  author={David L. Mills and Hans-Werner Braun},
  journal={Computer Communication Review},
The NSFNET Backbone Network interconnects six supercomputer sites, several regional networks and ARPANET. It supports the DARPA Internet protocol suite and DCN subnet protocols, which provide delay-based routing and very accurate time-synchronization services. This paper describes the design and implementation of this network, with special emphasis on robustness issues and congestion-control mechanisms. 
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