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RE: If Verisign *really* wants to help ...
I fairly certain the previous poster is talking not-in-service numbers, not busy numbers. Busy number redial is available here in the states, but most places you have to bang a *XX code when you get the busy signal, you don't tend to get any recording for it. Not in service numbers may get the LATA unable to connect or unable to route service depending on if the number you dialed was even in LERG. The system only does that in the even that it actually rang (and ringing in this sense doesn't mean you heard a ring generator on your end).
And yes, for the benefit of the others on NANOG, the process is more complicated than that, so lets not start another even further off-topic thread on the TDM/POTS system. And how it routes, or fails to route, calls.
--On Saturday, September 20, 2003 6:59 PM -0400 "Vivien M." <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Just out of curiosity, why did they discontinue it? Here in Bell Canada land, this type of thing has been around for hm... 8 years or so? There was a big outcry the first week or so from dialup users (at the time, busy signals were more common than now), then eventually they all did the *XX code to permanently disable it. It is still enabled on new [residential, at least] POTS lines. Vivien -- Vivien M. email@example.com Assistant System Administrator Dynamic DNS Network Services http://www.dyndns.org/
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