60 Day Termination Notice (fwd)

I envisage a fancy-dress gathering in Ann Arbor and D.C. to
party, get blitzed, and then watch as ENSSes get turned off,
and as a big silver ball descends to mark the end of the
NSFNET backbone service...

BTW, out of curiosity, will the ENSSes get turned off, just
shutdown(8)ed, or have the interfaces ifconfig-ed off?

Gee. I hoped each ENSS was gong to get an Ignite packet to /dev/thermite.
<sigh> -s