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Re: Looking for "National" NAPs

  • From: Robert Bowman
  • Date: Tue Oct 21 01:48:56 1997

Sean,

Can you update exodus to reflect AADS, as we brought up that PVC the other
night.

tnx.

Rob
> 
> I'm updating my list of who is connected to what public exchange point.
> 
> Here is my current list
> 
>    Exchange		IP Network
>    CIX			149.20
>    Sprint/NY NAP 	192.157.69
>    AADS/Chicago NAP	198.32.130
>    PACBELL/SF NAP	198.32.128
>    MAE-East		192.41.177
>    MAE-West		198.32.136
> 
> http://dranet.dra.com/peeringpoints.html
> 
> After last time I had requests to list several additional exchange points.
> 
> To keep things manageble for myself, I'm limiting myself to "National"
> NAPs which meet the following three criteria:
>     - Located in North America (USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean), my French
> 	and Spanish language abilities are limited
>     - At least five different providers attached and operating
>     - At least one attached provider with their headquarters in
> 	a non-adjacent state, province, island (Alaska and Hawaii
> 	can count any other state as non-adjacent, Rhode Island can't)
> 
> I'm trying to automate this, so next time I'll try to get Europe and Asia
> exchange points; but for now this is the NANOG list.
> 
> If you operate such an exchange point I'd like to add it to my exchange
> point connection cross-matrix.  Please send me 1) a brief name for the
> exchange point, 2) IP network used for the exchange point, 3) the in-addr
> name server for the exchange point *OR* if you don't allow AXFR access
> a copy of the in-addr BIND file for the IP addresses.
> 
> If you are attached *BUT DO NOT OPERATE* an exchange point, please let
> the exchange point operate contact me.
> 
> Important: I must be able to independently verify that the connections
> exist at the exchange point.  I normally do this by sending a few (10-20)
> PINGs at the ip addresses several times over 24 hours.  If your router is
> down for more than 24 hours, I may not count it. Press releases do not count.  
> Last time I got fooled by some old IP address being re-assigned to new
> providers; I've flushed my data so this will be based on fresh data.  I
> want to complete this before the NANOG meeting, so I request you let me
> know before Wednesday, Oct 22, 1997.
> -- 
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
>   Affiliation given for identification not representation
> 





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