> > Now if NANOG had a PR flack monitoring the list he would jump up and
> > propose a press release...
> This list, which used to be useful to operators FOR PURPOSES OF OPERATIONS
> is teetering on the verge uselessness. Can we please move the rah rah,
> explanations to non-operators, ... back to com-priv? Please?
Start publishing regular press releases, post them at
http://www.nanog.org and to the nanog-announce mailing list and
your problems will be solved. The non-operators will leave nanog to you.
I'm afraid I have to throw my vote with Randy on this one.
Press Release is not the verbage we want to use.
If there were to be a www.nanog.org, it should have snapshots of important
messages in the nanog list, like
Thu Apr 4 01:05:15 MST 1996 Sprint feeds routes to RA for statistical
reasons. see URL...
ya da ya da ya da
Maybe a couple of help documents:
- Safety tips for peering at exchanges
a) how to build a filter list that won't hose everyone else
b) why you should use dampening
c) don't forget to passive-interface your interfaces...OSPF neighbors across
an exchange are bad...
- NO's guide.
a) how to tune performance on 7000 series routers
b) how important is the RADB? The RS?
c) sample routing policies currently in use and implementation pointers
d) what can I do to help with the growth of the routing table?
- vendor specific gotchas
a) Cisco bugs that will bite you in the ass every time
b) Bay Network trials and tribulations
c) gated; it looks like I could compile this config file.
- new technologies
a) caching with harvest/NS/cern; shoud I bother
b) ATM/packet shredding; what's the word?
c) muxing? SONET? what next?
- Useful URL's
so on and so forth.
Sure, it sounds like a good topic for a book, too....but these are the
operational issues which get discussed (for the most part) on this list,
and a web page should represent that.