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Re: New Peering Point Mailing Lists
On Sun, 08 October 2000, Simon Lockhart wrote: > Where I see benefit in having independant lists about NAPs (in general, I > think it's a bit premature to have separate lists for each NAP) if for > gaining preliminary information about the NAP, for those people > considering joining. Historically, NAP disccussion took place on a relatively few mailing lists. In The Beginning.... all the public discussions took place on [email protected] com-priv has been pretty much defunct for a few years. Later the discussions migrated to various regional mailing lists such as nanog and ripe. Later they seperated into different groups, for "big" isps and for "tiny" isps. Small ISPs generally ask the questions on the mailing lists they already use, such as inet-access. Big ISPs have private mailing lists, but they don't say much. The problem, such as what happened when someone set up a whole bunch of new york colo lists, is the subject areas really aren't that different. So people start cross-posting to all the lists, which means subscribers such as myself who subscribed to all of them, receive the same message over and over and over again. Just like when the first message in this thread was cross-posted to multiple lists. If you feel there is a need for a public nap mailing list, please create one. Please don't create lots of new tiny lists.