backbone site

backbone site

A key Usenet, electronic mail and/or Internet site; one that processes a large amount of third-party traffic, especially if it is the home site of any of the regional coordinators for the Usenet maps. Notable backbone sites as of early 1993 include uunet and the mail machines at Rutgers University, UC Berkeley, DEC's Western Research Laboratories, Ohio State University and the University of Texas.

Compare rib site, leaf site.
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Next, the "slave" radio at the wellhead connects to a master serial radio at a repeater or backbone site.
In addition, the BOSS connects seamlessly to any headquarters' backbone site via the industry's newest and most efficient protocols, PPP and OSPF.
The remaining backbone sites will be installed by mid-July, providing an even greater coverage area.
In December 1997 there were 43 backbone sites and 203 leaf sites registered.
Today's announcement is part of a five-phase, open systems and technology strategy designed to help users integrate data, voice and video - from smaller access locations to larger backbone sites and across private leased-line and public service infrastructures.
use the Level 3 network to connect its main IP backbone sites in Europe
Already Telecel has linked Gweru and Harare together with the backbone sites along the way, and under the next phase we expect to cover other cities and urban areas like Bulawayo, said Alice Chikumbo, Telecel Zimbabwe s transmission manager.
This unit provides cost- effective connections of small Ethernet LANs to regional or backbone sites, across wide-area services such as leased line, dial-up and X.