Re: The Complete EBONE Up and Running !!!
- Date: Tue, 29 Sep 92 16:36:10 MET
> To the European IP community,
> This is to inform you that today, Sunday 26 September 1992, the final
> link of the initially defined EBONE, the London-Montpellier link, was
> put in place. The EBONE is now complete as a resilient pan-European IP
> September 1, 1991, after an initiative by Kees Neggers, a small group
> of people gathered for the first time, in an office building outside
> Amsterdam, to see if it could be possible to build a pan-European IP
> backbone. Today, 390 days later, the full backbone is up and running.
> Without all the voluntary efforts put in this would never have been
> possible. As a result we today see one of the worlds technically most
> advanced backbones in Europe.
> I must admit I have never seen a group with so much expertise gathered
> around the table and with so much enthusiasm in making this knowledge
> serve the European networking user community. I will by this give my
> deep gratitude to all those people involved in the fulfillment of the
> first pan-European IP backbone.
> To make it short:
> WE MADE IT!!!
> There is some bottles of champaign waiting in Paris :-)
> See you there all of you,
> Bernhard Stockman.
> Chair of the EBONE Action Team.
Belated, but no less heartfelt, congratulations from NORDUnet.
Regards, Peter V.