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Re: Trans-Atlantic Traffic

  • From: poole
  • Date: Tue Sep 09 06:30:39 1997

Dave

I wanted to comment on this thread before, but thought 
better of it :-/.

The problem is that there were various different levels of
cooperation between eBone and EUnet over the years, with
various small or not so small "differences" inbetween, which
in the end lead to the total split of both organisations.

Depending about which events are being discussed, the
perspective may change (from "kicked out" to "left"). 
I for one, clearly always supported our own independent 
strategy and future, and clearly this was correct :-).


Simon


PS: In any case Pipex was still an eBone customer long after
    we had left. 




> Per - I don't know where you got that story but its not at all true 
> that Eunet got kicked out of EBONE. My recollection (and I was present
> at the meeting) is that Glenn Kowack withdrew from EBONE at the same
> time as Dante and Pipex. EBONE would have been very glad at the time
> to have retained EUnet as a member of the consortium. It's also not 
> true that NSF paid for EBONE 1/2 circuits - there was a small NSF
> contribution (very small part of the total monthly bill) for the port 
> charge on the ICM routers and that was it, EBONE paid for the rest of 
> the full circuits and in fact this is still the case today.
> 
> >As you are probably aware, we have been on very friendly terms with
> >Ebone for several years now.
> 
> True - and lets keep it that way please.
> Cheers,
> Dave
> 
> 
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