Anyone planning to peer with these guys ?
John R Levine
johnl at iecc.com
Fri Nov 21 02:05:19 UTC 1997
Showed up on a mailing list, reportedly sent by Walt Rines from a Hotmail
account. If they set up their own network, that's A-OK with me unless, of
course, someone foolishly connects it to the Internet.
John Levine, postmaster at abuse.net, http://www.abuse.net, Trumansburg NY
Cyber Promotions/Quantum Communications
Spam Backbone Formed
The "Spam King," Sanford Wallace, and Walt Rines
Have incorporated their new bulk-email friendly backbone network
For Immediate Release:
Philadelphia 11/20/97-- Sanford Wallace, Walt Rines and an undisclosed
third party have formed Global Technology Marketing, Inc. (GTMI). The
new corporation will offer direct , high speed T-1
And T-3 Internet connections to companies that engage in mass
commercial email. Currently, there are no other backbone providers that
allow customers to send spam. GTMI will be offering connectivity
contracts by the beginning of the next week.
Sanford Wallace commented: "We are very excited about this new
project. For the first time ever, Internet marketers will be encouraged
to engage in direct advertising, a practice which is already accepted in
the postal world." Walt Rines stated: "Finally, bulk emailers will have
an opportunity to legitimize this new industry. We are going to prove
that this explosive new market can be self-regulated."
Technical Details: GTMI has established a national backbone which
operates as a fully-meshed network operating at DS-3 speeds, and
interconnecting, or "peering" with several other networks at undisclosed
private peering points. Multiple Lucent 5E12 switches, capable of
processing data using multiple protocols including Internet (IP)
Protocol, will route the traffic through the network. Dr. Robert
Elliot, Chief Technology Officer, was quoted as saying, "We are excited
about employing the Lucent 5E12 switches in the new network
architecture. It just proves that IP telephony is becoming a reality."
More detailed information will follow within the week
Sanford Wallace: 215-628-9705
Walter Rines: 603-772-4096
More information about the NANOG