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"John R. Levine" writes:
> > As I recall, Pathalias was smart about the capacity of different
> > connections and would seek to route you along the uucp high powered
> > nodes (what we'd now call a backbone).  So the typical path was
> > more likely ihnp4!decvax!bob :-)
> My recollection was that it just tried to minimize the number of hops, but 
> since I was on a leaf node close to one of the fast nodes, I just might 
> not have noticed.

You are probably right.  Given that the backbone nodes were also highly
connected, in attempts to keep the graph diameter small, the result of
min hops vs. fast hops was likely similar and I misremembered which
metric was used.