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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
					(Maryland Suburbs)

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.
> 
> 	rob.
> 





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