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re: the original thirteen NSFNET regionals
- From: James Lang
- Date: Tue Jun 03 20:27:02 1997
SURAnet South East US Washington DC BBN SER
Technecal contact was Erick Sherk I beleve, last I heard he was at UUnet.
James Lang, Former SURAnet NOC monkey and member of the BBN Smarties
Ticket team ;)
On Tue, 3 Jun 1997, Rob Gutierrez wrote:
> > >Does anyone remember the NSF-sponsored regional networks? Can you fix
> > >this table--this is off the top of my head so I am missing a few networks.
> Does NSI (NASA Science Internet) qualify as one of those? Yeah, it was
> 1989 when it started (Hi Milo!), but ... :)
> > Name Region NOC was or is at Now
> > BARRnet Bay Area Stanford? Berkeley? BBN WR
> > ^SU then E. Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto
> The "NOC" (cough) was in Pine Hall at Stanford next to long-timer Ron Roberts
> office. After the BBN buyout, NOC duties were officially given to BBN
> Cambridge, somewhat bypassing the E. Bayshore/Palo Alto NOC office. The
> western region NOC was supposed to open up (under the capable hands of Chris
> Tsuboi, now with @Home), but time factors never gave Chris the chance
> before his departure from BBN-WR. All calls went to Cambridge and were
> referred to Chris as needed. The NOC office is/was still there
> as a showcase to visitors in the large conference room.
> And ...
> > Network Contact in 1990, where are they now?
> > BARRNET Paul Baer
> > NEARNET John Rugo
> Paul Baer was part of the original BARRNet admin staff when William "Bill"
> Yundt got the ball rolling. Paul came over to BBN after the buyout
> on a consultant basis, but I don't know if he has stayed on at this
> present day. Bill Yundt also came over to the BBN side, then went onward
> with Web TV Networks.
> John Rugo was running NEARNet when he was asked to run BARRNet after
> the buyout. After a 2-3 year stint in that position, he went on to
> be on the senior management team at Cisco in their then new ISP group.
> The only people left from the original BARRNet at BBN-WR is Vince Fuller
> and Bill Yundt's admin, Nora Lundin.