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request for a 6bone feed


At 1:39 PM -0700 8/26/96, Kevin M. Lahey wrote:
>Thanks for all of your hard work on the 6bone diagram -- it certainly
>is helpful to see how things are proceeding!  I've noticed that
>quite alot of sites seem to be appearing without any requests
>showing up on the 6bone list -- I presume that there is some out of
>band signalling going on, and I'd like to be a part of it.  :-)
>I apologize for bothering you with this, but I presumed that
>if you were documenting this growth, you must have some idea
>of how it is proceeding...

Yes, there does seem to be some out of band signalling going on...but I'm
not involved in it either.  So far I've just been told after something is
hooked up, and I add it to the diagram.

My hope is that we can come up with a process that is more reasonable for
planning new connections, especially in the backbone/core of the 6bone.

Right now I think we are in learning mode and will evolve to a process that
works in the most practical way.

>I presume that I just need to request a connection from the
>closest site, which looks to be Cisco at about 10 hops and 15ms.
>Could you give me the name of the contact at Cisco (or a contact
>at some other likely site)?

Talk to Ran Atkinson at cisco ([email protected]).

>Once we get a connection, we are certainly willing to provide
>further connections to others, if our upstream site doesn't mind.
>The NAS is maybe four FDDI hops from FIX-West, so it would seem that
>we have reasonable connectivity.

Makes sense.  Again we do need some process for discussing these things.
=46or now this list will have to do.

Thanks for bringing this up.