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Re: Building a NOC

  • From: Howard C. Berkowitz
  • Date: Sat Mar 21 14:45:43 1998

At 14:51 -0500 3/16/98, Charles Sprickman wrote:
>I think I'd disagree with that.  Where would all you folks be if you never
>picked up a book?  You wouldn't be reading this list.  Seriously, while
>there's not an ORA "How to Build a NOC" book with some cute animal on the
>cover, there is some information out there worth reading.
>I'd suggest digging through some telco info (if you'd like to consider a
>CO a NOC).  Also, there should be plenty of people on this list that
>work in or have even designed decent sized NOCs.  You can also cheat and
>go browsing as a prospective customer at someplace like Exodus or any
>other colo facility that is well-managed and modern.  You can actually
>learn quite a bit by just looking around...

Excellent observation.  There was a text, _Engineering and Operations in
the Bell System_, that gave some good operational experience.  With
divestiture, I'm not sure who took it over.  I vaguely remember that
_Transmission Systems for Communications_ went to AT&T Bell Labs, and E&O
went to Bellcore.

I'd also consider looking through some of the military communications
manuals.  Unfortunately, I'm in the midst of a computer conversion and have
to recover some bookmark files, but you can search for Army Field Manuals
online -- they are at the TRADOC site at Ft. Monroe.
>Hopefully some of the startup NSPs will answer here, as the experience
>should still be fresh in their minds...
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>Charles Sprickman 				Internet Channel
>INCH System Administration Team			(212)243-5200
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>On Mon, 16 Mar 1998, Martin Hannigan wrote:
>> Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 14:14:47 -0500 (EST)
>> From: Martin Hannigan <[email protected]>
>> To: [email protected]
>> Cc: [email protected]
>> Subject: Re: Building a NOC
>> >
>> > Would anyone have information or knowledge of books, WWW Sites, or other
>> > means that would provide details on constructing a state of the art NOC to
>> > support 75000+ nodes in a LAN/MAN/WAN environment
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance
>> > JC
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> No books, it's all experience.
>> Martin Hannigan                    V:617.500.0108
>> Director - Data Networks           F:617.500.0002
>> XCOM Technologies, INC.            [email protected]
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