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Re: ANS etc.
At 06:44 PM 07/29/97 PDT, Douglas Jardine wrote: >Hi, > >This isn't really a North American Operational issue, but I couldn't >find a more appropriate list to post this on. Please bear with me. >I do hope that some of the replies would be useful to network operators. > > From what I know, ANS was formed by Merit, IBM and MCI in 1990 to > run the NSFNET backbone. Could somebody update me on the current > status of ANS - i.e. after NSFNETs demise in 1995, did ANS become > independent and does it qualify as an NSP in its own right? > See: http://www.ans.net/WhyChooseANS/Overview/History.html > Is there an equivalent to NANOG for Europe and Asia and is there >an equivalent list which discusses operational issues for these > continents? Pointers appreciated. > Yes, for Europe there's the RIPE-discuss list (for which I don't have an immediate reference) and for Asia, there's the apops list: Asia Pacific Ops <email@example.com> > Is there a web page which lists all the public CIXs and NAPs >around the world? Pointers appreciated. > Yes, see: http://www.isi.edu:80/div7/ra/naps.html > Some recent threads on NANOG discussed physical layer issues like > SONET, SDH, circuit layout etc. Could somebody point me to >technical papers / articles / books which describe fiber and >copper technology in detail. > Start visiting you local technical bookstore. :-) - paul