ENSS 136 retired

Elise Gerich epg at merit.edu
Tue Mar 28 14:23:51 UTC 1995


>Curtis Villamizar writes:
> In message <199503240008.TAA00261 at home.merit.edu>, Elise Gerich writes:
> > As of March 22, 1995, the NSFNET Backbone Service to SURAnet
> > at College Park, Maryland (ENSS 136) was retired. This node
> > was also the interconnection point with MAE-East.  All NSFNET
> > service directly to the SURAnet regional was eliminated with
> > the retirement of ENSS 136.  SURAnet is the first regional to
> > be totally dependent upon its new service provider.
> > 
> > The NSFNET Backbone service will continue to have connectivity
> > to MAE-East+ until April 30, 1995.
> > 
> >          --Elise
> FYI- 
> ANS will continue to be connected to Mae-East+ through E147 after
> April 30.  The switch from E136 to E147 is a capacity upgrade to
> Mae-East+ that the NSFNET will have use of until the entire NSFNET
> backbone service is retired on April 30.
> Curtis
> ps - Elise, could you try not to word your messages about the
> retirement of NSFNET service in such a way that it makes it appear as
> though ANS is removing attachments in places where we are going to
> remain.  ANS is not retiring with the NSFNET service and would
> appreciate it if Merit did not make it appear that way.

Actually, I have tried to avoid making any statements about
the ANS service and its attachments. And the two announcements
that have been made pertain to locations where ANS has indicated that
it plans to remove service (Atlanta and College Park).


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