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Re: ANS etc.
From: Paul Ferguson <pferguso () cisco com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 1997 22:22:31 -0400

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.

[1] 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


[2] 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 <apops () apnic net>


[3] 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

[4] 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



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