rib site

rib site

(networking)
(By analogy with backbone site) A host with an on-demand high-speed link to a backbone site that serves as a regional distribution point for lots of third-party traffic in electronic mail and Usenet news.

Compare leaf site.
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The center distributes reclaimed water to 47 RIB sites on 1,700 acres, and to 76 agricultural and commercial customers on a 43-mile distribution network.