New Discussion Forum for Network Operators...

Given the recent rash of postings which do not appear
congruent with the charter of the NANOG List (and I
am guilty for initiating some of them,) I have created
an additional resource for those of us who are
concerned with the technical issues pertaining to the
design, operation, and management of Enterprise Networks.
This list primarily caters to Internet Service, Backbone,
and Carrier Providers.

Enter, the NODlist -- The Network Operators Discussion List.

If you are interested in discussions such as the "Ascend GRF
vs. Cisco" and "Key Escrow" threads, subscribe to the list
and knock yourself out in exchanging relevant and useful
information! There is a definite need for a forum whose
participants are (without sounding haughty) at the level
of the food chain where relevant experience prevails. I want
to be able to discuss CEF and Fair-Weighted-Queuing
without being told that I have to shuffle off to a USENET
group and wade through 650 posts of people trying to determine
how to perform reverse Telnet rather than RTFM.

Route Aggregation. Tag Switching. Impact of Network Doom on
NAP performance :wink: -- It's all good!

If you're the type that needs a 'charter,' here it is:

  Be Good Humans. Post Relevant Stuff.

To subscribe, you can use a Web Browser and point it here:

OR, you could always use the old stand-by...send mail to:

with the word 'subscribe' (no quotes) as the only text in the
body of the message.

I hope this helps off-load NANOG and provide a good forum for
people to exchange information.

Christofer Hoff