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Re: The Complete EBONE Up and Running !!!

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  • From: Peter Villemoes < >
  • Date: Tue, 29 Sep 92 16:36:10 MET
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    (NORDUnet Coordination Group)

boss@localhost writes:
 > 
 > 
 > 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
 > backbone.
 > 
 > 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.



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