Internet Y2K and Europe, South America, and Middle East

Peter Galbavy Peter.Galbavy at
Wed Dec 22 09:38:39 UTC 1999

On Mon, Dec 20, 1999 at 02:49:15PM -0800, Sean Donelan wrote:
> Is anyone aware of any regional joint ISP monitoring and communication
> efforts over New Year's for European, South American and Middle East ISPs?
> Or are most ISPs in those areas relying on a US-based backbone provider
> to keep them informed?
> North America, Asia, Australia/New Zealand seem to have a plethora of
> groups.

While I am interested in the general effort, Sean's comment "most ISPs
in those areas relying on a US-based backbone provider". Ha ha ha ha.

Rant follows...

Since dealing with Sprint starting in 1993 and through any number of
US "tier 1" providers in the US from the UK we have never had anything
but poor service. The frustration of trying to convince some $%**#!
in a US NOC that the telco's in the UK and Europe don't use the same
equipment / procedures / acronyms as they do is usually the first
hurdle. Getting someone to understand how to call an overseas number
is the second. Reminding the same person that London is *not* in the
US is the third. The list goes on.

Peter Galbavy
Knowledge Matters Ltd

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