Network Operations Luminaries?

Patrick Greenwell patrick at
Sun Dec 9 00:18:32 UTC 2001

On Sun, 9 Dec 2001, Rafi Sadowsky wrote:

> Hi Pete
>  Would "old timers" that ran older networks (such as ARPANET or BITNET)
> count too ? from the answers it seems that no network operations existed
> before "the Internet" - of course the networks were _much_ smaller but
> IMHO 9.6Kbit/sec backbones must have had other challenges - right ?

There were operations centers just not *Internet* operations centers.
Bellcore and IBM spring to mind.

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