Internet Access Provider List - Dedicated Lines - July 1993
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From: [email protected] Date: Tue, 1 Feb 1994 02:25:25 -0500 Internet Access Provider List Dedicated Lines July, 1993 Copyright 1993 Susan Estrada. All rights reserved. Dlist Dlist a list of Internet service providers who offer dedicated line connections. They may also offer dialup connections. The list is as complete as the author could make it on the date of publication. Any additions or corrections should be sent to [email protected] This list was originally developed for the O'Reilly book, "Connecting to the Internet: An O'Reilly Buyer's Guide." The list is organized into 4 parts. First is an alphabetical listing of U.S. providers. Second is a listing by state of U.S. providers. Third is a listing of providers in Canada. Fourth is a listing of providers outside of the U.S. and Canada. Alphabetic Provider Listing AlterNet TCP/IP network service, UUNET Technologies, Inc. Service Area: US and International Contact: Alternet Sales Voice: 1 800 4UUNET3, 1 703 204 8000 email: [email protected] FTP for more info: ftp.uu.net:~info/alternet Network Description: AlterNet provides Internet connectivity to organizations seeking access to the Internet. AlterNet connectivity options range from dial-up SLIP/PPP up to T1 and 10Mbps speeds. All traffic on AlterNet is unrestricted as UUNET Technologies owns and operates its own backbone service. The network is built from proven, off-the-shelf technology and AlterNet engineers enjoy close working relationships with those of the technology vendors. ANS CO+RE Systems, Inc. Service Area: US and International Contact: Inside Sales Voice: 800-456-8267 or 313-663-7610 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.ans.net (cd /pub) Network Description: ANS CO+RE Systems, Inc. is a provider of value-added network services for those businesses looking to solve their problems through the use of wide-area internetworking and the Internet. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Advanced Network & Services, Inc., ANS CO+RE Systems offers access to its T3 nationwide network and the Internet at a variety of connection speeds, from dialup to T3. ANS CO+RE also offers a complete suite of TCP/IP WAN services, including network connectivity, security services, systems integration, network engineering & design, implementation, operation, NOC outsourcing, training, and consulting. ANS CO+RE provides professional-quality services to all clients, connecting to over 10,000 different networks at a variety of interface points, thus offering robust interconnectivity. BARRNet Service Area: Northern and Central California Contact: R. J. Goldberg Voice: 415-723-7003 415-322-0602 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.barrnet.net Network Description: Organized in 1987, BARRNet is the NSFNET regional provider of Internet connectivity service to business, education and government in Northern and Central California. BARRNet offers premier high- and low-speed connectivity, as well as turn-key Internet installation and network consulting services. CENTnet, The Cambridge Entrepreneurial Network Service Area: Eastern Massachusetts Contact: Bill Love Voice: 617-354-5800 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: CENTnet is a least-cost solution to dedicated and dialup Internetworking. Network service is at either 19.2k or 56k dedicated leased line or Dialup SLIP, (via one of our members - DMConnection.) CENTnet is a commercial Internet provider. CERFnet Service Area: California and International Contact: Sales Manager Voice: 1 800 8762373, 1 619 455 3900 email: [email protected] FTP more info: nic.cerf.net Network Description: CERFnet is a forward thinking Internet service provider for both the commercial and educational markets. CERFnet was one of the first Internet service providers to address the growing needs of the commercial sector and is a founding member of the CIX (Commercial Internet Exchange). To meet the needs of the business community, CERFnet helped to develop new and innovative Internet services and was one of the first providers to offer dialup services via an 800 number, low cost hourly IP services, and advanced services such as SMDS. CERFnet also continues to support the academic community with programs such as the Global School House and CERF n' Safari. For the future, CERFnet is committed to providing quality Internet access and services at reasonable costs to all members of the user community. CICNet Coverage Area: Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio Contact: Kimberly Shaffer email: [email protected] Voice: 313 998 6104 FTP for more info: NA Network Description: CICNet is a regional computer internetworking provider. A non-profit organization started by the schools of the Big Ten in 1988, CICNet provides connectivity to its Charter members, other higher ed and K-12 organizations as well as commercial companies. At CICNet connectivity is more than a connection as is evident in the many seminars, tutorials, and user meetings this organization sponsors each year for its membership. With some of the nation's premier technical talent as a part of its membership, CICNet is a trend setter in the exploration of new technologies as well as providing a reliable high speed T-1 redundant network backbone for its customers. CONCERT Network Service Area: North Carolina Contact: CONCERT-Connect Voice: 919-248-1999 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.concert.net Network Description: CONCERT-CONNECT, a program of the MCNC Center for Communications, provides North Carolina businesses and industry an opportunity to access state and national research and education resources through the Internet. CONCERT, Communications for North Carolina Education, Research, and Technology, is a statewide IP data network currently operating a T1/T3 backbone connected to the Internet through a contract with Advanced Network and Services, Inc. CONCERT-CONNECT provides three types of connections: 1) Direct Connections, 56 Kbps or T1 circuit speeds, 2) Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP), dial-up modem access for your local UNIX network, and 3) UUCP Mail/News, mail and/or news services only. Local network access is provided throughout the state with dial-in access in the following North Carolina cities: Asheville, Chapel Hill, Charlotte,Durham, Greensboro, Greenville, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. CSUnet Service Area: California Contact: Laura Guillory Voice: (310) 985-9641 email: [email protected] FTP more info: nic.csu.net or Gopher at eis.calstate.edu (vt100 login as csuinfo) Network Description: CSUnet is the largest network in the state of California focused entirely on education. Comprised of 48 full members and more than 20 associate members, CSUnet spans the entire state of California with thirty-five T-1 circuits and twenty-six 56K circuits. CSUnet has a point of presence in every one of California's 11 LATAs. Originally designed in 1984 to support the 19 (now 20) campuses of the California State University, CSUnet now includes all educational institutions throughout California in its mission, including K-12 and Community Colleges and public libraries. CSUnet is also a multiple-services network. In addition to data services, two-way compressed video between CSU campuses continues to grow at a rapid pace. Global Enterprise Services, Inc. Service Area: US and International Contact: Marketing Department email: [email protected] Voice: 800 35-TIGER FTP more information: NA Network Description: Global Enterprise Services, Inc., through the John von Neumann Computer Network (JvNCnet) is a mature data communications network with seven years of experience in providing state-of-the-art Internet access and network services to commercial, academic, and government organizations in the United States and internationally. Formed in 1986, JvNCnet is one of the original networks comprising the National Science Foundation network (NSFNET), which in turn is an integral part of the Internet, and is a member of the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX). GES provides high speed gateway and dialup connectivity to the Internet, as well as customized networking and training services. ISI Network Associates Service Area: Los Angeles Area Contact: Joe Kemp Voice: 310 822 1511 email: [email protected] FTP for more info: in-notes/ina/isi-net-assoc-story on VENERA.ISI.EDU Network Description: The ISI Network Associates program is a high-quality, low-overhead service of the Information Sciences Institute of the University of Southern California to provide Internet access. There are currently 15 associate organizations in the program connected to ISI with dedicated 9.6 Kb, 56 Kb,and T1 lines. No dial-up service is provided. This program is for small organizations that need dedicated Internet connections and can provide their own technical and user service. Los Nettos Service Area: Los Angeles Area Contact: Joe Kemp Voice: 310 822 1511 email: [email protected] FTP for more info: in-notes/los-nettos/los-nettos-story on VENERA.ISI.EDU Network Description : Los Nettos is a high-quality, low-overhead network in the Los Angeles area. There are currently 9 sites interconnected with T1 lines. This is a network for large organizations that need dedicated high-bandwidth Internet connections and can provide their own technical and user service. No dial-up service is available. MichNet/Merit Service Area: Michigan Contact: Jeff Ogden Voice: 313 764 9430 email: [email protected] FTP more info: nic.merit.edu Network Description : MichNet is the regional network operated by the Merit Network, Inc. MichNet is attached to NSFNET at 45Mbps and offers direct TCP/IP connections at 9.6K, 56K and 1.5M bps as well as public dial-in services from 23 Michigan cities and Washington, D.C. Merit also maintains gateways between the Internet and SprintNet and Autonet, two commercial X.25 networks. MichNet's focus is on education, research and community service organizations, but connections are available to any organization in Michigan. MIDnet Service Area: Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota Contact: MIDnet Information Center Voice: 402-472-7600 email: [email protected] FTP more info: westie.mid.net Network Description: MIDnet offers dedicated and dial-up services to the seven state region of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and South Dakota. MIDnet is one of the oldest regional networks, operating since the fall of 1987. In addition to the high speed reliable service, MIDnet members also received the benefits of volume discount contracts. The Missouri Research and Education Network (MOREnet) Service Area: Missouri Contact: Bill Mitchell, Director Voice: 314-882-2000 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description : MOREnet - the Missouri Research and Education Network - is Missouri's "data highway" linking its member to one another and the Internet. Based on the TCP/IP suite of protocols, MOREnet provides remote login (TELNET), file transfer (FTP) services, electronic mail, and member support services. MOREnet currently has 39 members from higher education, K- 12, public libraries, state and federal agencies, private corporations, and continues to grow rapidly. The primary mission of MOREnet is to provide collaborative networked information services to education in support of instruction, research and public service. MOREnet is uniquely positioned to be a catalyst for providing network connectivity to all areas of the state in support of instruction, research, public service, and economic development. MRNet Service Area: Minnesota Contact: Dennis Fazio Voice: 612 342 2570 email: [email protected] FTP more info: FTP.MR.Net Gopher more info: Gopher.MR.Net Network Description: The Minnesota Regional Network (MRNet) is an independent nonprofit network service provider serving the state of Minnesota and nearby areas. It provides economical leased line access at 56Kb and T1 bandwidths via point-to-point link or Frame Relay (Twin Cities only). Educational and unrestricted commercial access is available. The MRNet dialIP Service is also available for lower-cost dialup SLIP access. Msen Service Area: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois Contact: Owen Medd Voice: 313 998 4562 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.msen.com:/pub/vendor/msen Network Description: Msen provides a full range of Internet connection services to a wide array of organizations, both commercial and academic. >From dialup access through high speed leased line services, Msen is able to tailor its services to fit the customer's needs. In addition, Msen can supply a growing number of custom information services, including a realtime Reuters news clipping service and a fullscale jobs and resumes database containing thousands of entries. MV Communications, Inc. (mv.com) Service Area: New Hampshire and surrounding areas Contact: Mark Mallett or Marta Greenberg Voice: (603)-429-2223 email: [email protected] for autoreply, [email protected] for human FTP more info: ftp.mv.com:/pub/mv Network Description: MV Communications provides many forms of Internet access for individuals, small businesses, and organizations. We offer UUCP access, interactive accounts, and SLIP/PPP connections. Our goal is to make the net affordable and within reach of everyone; we have discount programs for special organizations and educational use, and in general help to bridge that last mile between the network and the individual. NEARnet Service Area: Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York; additional areas served upon request. Contact: John Curran Voice: 617-873-8730 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.near.net Network Description: NEARnet is the premier Internet service for organizations in the New England region. NEARnet connects a wide range of universities, laboratories, and corporations with each other and millions of other users of the worldwide Internet. NEARnet supports access to research and educational organizations through the NSFNET and its affiliated regional networks. It also supports unequalled access to the commercial Internet via multiple commercial networking services. NEARnet was founded by MIT, Harvard University and Boston University and from 1989 to 1993 was operated under contract by Bolt Beranek, and Newman (BBN). On July 1, 1993, NEARnet transitioned to a service offering of BBN Technology Services Inc. which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. NETCOM On-Line Communication Services, Inc. Service Area: Nationwide Contact: ask for a Personal or Business Account Representative Voice: 408 554 8649 email: [email protected] FTP for info: NA Network Description : NETCOM has a nationwide network connecting local points of presence in the following cities: Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Berkeley, Pleasanton, Palo Alto, connecting local points of presence in the following cities: Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, Berkeley, Pleasanton, Palo Alto, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles, Santa Ana, San Diego, Dallas, Houston, Austin, Atlanta, Wash. DC, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Denver. These points of presence allow local access with no connect time charges. NETCOM is a full service Internet connection provider. netILLINOIS Service Area: Illinois Contact: Peter Roll, Executive Director or Joel L. Hartman, President Voice: 708 467-7655 or 309 677 3100 email: [email protected] or [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: netILLINOIS provides direct connections to the Internet at 56 Kb/s and T-1 speeds, currently through backbone network nodes in four Illinois cities. Dial access service is beginning to be offered in the Chicago area. netILLINOIS does not at this time provide host computer services such as UUCP, e-mail, and newsgroup feeds or telnet and ftp, although e-mail POP accounts and a limited selection of newsgroups are available to dial-access SLIP subscribers. NevadaNet Service Area: Nevada Contact: Maurice Mitchell Voice: 702 895 4580 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description : NevadaNet is an initiative of the University and Community College System of Nevada with funding assistance from the National Science Foundation and the State of Nevada. NevadaNet is a state-wide network and currently serves the University of Nevada, Reno, including the University of Nevada School of Medicine; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Desert Research Institute in Reno and Las Vegas; Community College of Southern Nevada in North Las Vegas; Northern Nevada Community College in Elko; Truckee Meadows Community College in Reno; and Western Nevada Community College in Carson City. A hub in Reno is connected to the Network Operation Center in Las Vegas via two T-1 (1.54 mbps) circuits. The Las Vegas NOC is connected to the NSFNET backbone in San Diego via a T-1 circuit. NevadaNet is a TCP/IP network with connections available up to T-1. NevadaNet also provides compressed video connections between its units through the use of multi-point control units. NorthWestNet Service Area: Pacific Northwest including AK, ID, MT, ND, OR, and WA Contact: NorthWestNet NIC Voice: (206) 562-3000 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.nwnet.net Network Description : NorthWestNet is a regional (mid-level) network providing digital communication links based upon the Internet Protocol (IP) suite to NSFNET, Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX), and the Internet for knowledge-based organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Members include universities, colleges, higher education networks, K-12 schools and school districts, research labs, libraries, health care sites, state government agencies, industrial research centers, and businesses. NorthWestNet's mission is to promote research, education, and economic development by providing access to network communications, computing and electronic information systems and services throughout the Northwest. Some of NorthWestNet's services include Internet documentation and training; technical, user, and information services; working groups; annual meetings; "The Internet Passport;" and the NodeNews newsletter. NYSERNet Service Area: New York Contact: Member Services Voice: 315/453-2912 email: [email protected] Gopher more info: telnet nysernet.org, login: nysernet (all lowercase) Network Description: NYSERNet is a high-speed data network that connects New York State to the Internet. At this writing, NYSERNet's affiliate base includes just under two hundred organizations, from large research centers and universities, to small public libraries and K-12 schools. NYSERNet, Inc., is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. OARnet Service Area: Ohio and surrounding states Contact: Demetris Socli, Manager of Client Services Voice: 614 292 8100 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.oar.net or use gopher.oar.net Network Description: OARnet offers dialup, leased line, and ISDN connections to the Internet. Clients dial a local number in Ohio cities, a "950" number elsewhere in Ohio, and an 800 number for areas outside Ohio. Leased line connections may be made to hubs in Cincinnati, Akron, Dayton, Columbus, Toledo, and Cleveland. We also offer internet-related services such as gopher installation, posting client material on the OARnet gopher, consulting on DNS, SMTP mail setup, and IP routing. OARnet also offers the ANS Interlock Security Service which provides comprehensive protection including encryption and support for key card authentication. Public Access Networks Corp. (Panix Public Access Internet) Service Area: Metro New York City, Long Island, NJ, more in 1994. Contact: Alexis Rosen Voice: 212-877-4854 email: [email protected] FTP more info: gopher to gopher.panix.com or finger [email protected] Network Description: We started out as a provider of dialup internet access. We have expanded dramatically in 1993 and we are now making dedicated lines available. Our first customer installation is scheduled for early August, 1993. PREPnet Coverage area: Pennsylvania Contact: Thomas Bajzek Voice: 412-268-7870 e-mail: [email protected] FTP more info: nic.prep.net Network description: PREPnet has been operating since 1988 as a regional network serving Pennsylvania. PREPnet has over 120 members from the higher education, business and industry, government agency, health care, K-12, library, and non-profit sectors. Service is available by connections to hubs in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Allentown, Scranton, State College, and Meadville, which are linked by a T1 backbone. Dial-in service is available in Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and Scranton. Access to the NSFNET is via a gateway at the Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center. Commercial use is available via ANS CO+RE to members who pay a surcharge for this service. PSINet Service Area: US and International Contact: Inside Sales Voice: 800.82psi82 (800.827.7482) or 703.620.6651 email: [email protected] FTP for more info: ftp.psi.com, cd ~uuc Network Description: PSINet is a US-based commercial TCP/IP and Frame Relay full spectrum internetwork. It is currently a T1 backbone network with a T3-based ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode) system being deployed in 1993. PSI offers a variety of internetworking services providing corporate and individual users access to the Internet. Services range from leased-line to dialup access, as well as wireless e-mail. RAINet Service Area: Northern Oregon & Southern Washington Contact: Randy Bush Voice: 1 503 297-8820 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.psg.com Network Description: RAINet was formed 1n 1990 to provide minimal-cost networking to the general public in the Portland/Vancouver area, not excluding the classic R&E and commercial users. RAINet currently has over 30 sites, and supports both dedicated line users and dial-up SLIP/PPP users as well as a large number of UUCP sityes strung off the IP backbone. Costs are absolutely minimal, with much of the operational labor being done in exchange for connectivity. SDSCnet Service Area: San Diego Contact: Tom Perrine Voice: 619 534 8328 email: [email protected] Network Description : The San Diego Supercomputer Center provides high-speed network connections to support research activities, university systems, and a few local sites in the San Diego area. We have connections to NSFnet, CSUnet, UNvnet, UCOPnet and expect to have connection to the new vBNS, NCEnet and a local ATM-based MAN. SESQUINET Service Area: Texas, Mexico Contact: Farrell Gerbode Voice: 713-527-6038 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.sesqui.net:/pub/sesquinet/* Network Description : SESQUINET provides TCP/IP service service using multi-protocol routers from hubs in Houston, Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio which are interconnected by 1544Kb/s DS-1 circuits. A subscriber site is connected typically by a 56Kb/s or 1544Kb/s digital leased line connecting an network router at the subscriber site to a network router at a hub site. In the typical configuration, SESQUINET acquires and installs the leased line, the leased line CSU or CSU/DSU equipment and the network router at the subscriber site. A lower cost 9.6Kb/s dedicated LAN dial-up service is offered in the Houston and Dallas local calling areas. Subscribers pay an initial connection fee, an annual fee based on the speed of the network connection and the actual annual fee based on the speed of the network connection and the actual cost of the communication lines to a hub site. SprintLink Coverage Area: US Contact: Bob Doyle Voice: (703)904-2167 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: SprintLink is a public data network service providing switched data network transport based on the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). SprintLink service is designed for users requiring Wide Area Network (WAN) connectivity for LAN-to-LAN networking and/or users requiring inter-network capability. SprintLink service is available from all 30+ Sprint Points of Presence (POPS) and is installed using dedicated access circuits between the customer premise and the Sprint POP. Access speeds for the service range from 9.6 DDS to 1.54 Mbps. In addition to access to the SprintLink network, SprintLink customers can also access (via SprintLink) the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX) and the Internet. SprintLink is also available using Integrated T-1 Access Partitioning. Specifically, Sprint customers are able to integrate SprintLink service on T-1 Access circuits that may also be used for other Sprint services. STARnet Service Area: Missouri (St. Louis metropolitan area) Contact: Chris Myers Voice: 1 314 935 7390 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description : STARnet provides low-cost, fixed-rate access to the Internet via UUCP, dialup SLIP/PPP connections and 56K or T1 leased-line access. SURAnet Service Area: West Virginia, Virginia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Puerto Rico, and South America Contact: Marketing Department Voice: 301 982 4600 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.sura.net Network Description: SURAnet is a regional wide-area network serving the southeastern United States, Puerto Rico and South America. Our backbone comprises a robust mesh of dedicated lines connected to routers which are collocated in a major carrier's Points of Presence (POPs). SURAnet currently has 17 POPs within its region, with future plans to expand the coverage of its backbone and take advantage of new technologies to serve its members. Telerama Service Area: Pittsburgh, PA Contact: Kristen McQuillin Voice: 412/481-3505 email: [email protected] FTP more info: telerama.pgh.pa.us:/info/general-info Network Description: Telerama is dedicated to low-cost full Internet connectivity. We have a dedicated TCP/IP link and dial-in pool and provide Email, Netnews (with UPI/Clarinet), Telnet, FTP, IRC, FSP, and Unix access at a single low monthly rate. You can dial data direct for more information and to set up an account at 412/481-5302. We will be offering a dedicated line service in October 1993. THEnet Service Area: Texas Contact: THEnet Network Information Center Voice: 512 471 2400 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: THEnet provides Internet access only for organizations which work in direct support of research or education in Texas, or which hold state or federal government contracts. We do not sell to the general public. THEnet provides Internet access for state and federal government agencies. The research/education/governmental restriction does not preclude THEnet from having commercial members. We have many commercial members on THEnet, but they meet the research/education/governmental requirements. UANet Service Area: University of Arizona Contact: Larry Rapagnani Voice: 602-621-6666 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: Network for University of Arizona. Washington Education Network (WEdNet) Service Area: Washington State Contact: Jill Hanson Voice: (206) 775 8471 ext. 4500 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description : The Washington Education Network (WEdNet) is a statewide private digital network for educational institutions. WEdNet is capable of carrying data, voice, and interactive video teleconferencing simultaneously. It is administered by the Washington School Information Processing Cooperative (WSIPC) to meet the telecommunications needs of member educational entities within the State of Washington. The network T1 backbone connects WSIPC, nine Educational Service Districts, and the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI). To achieve connectivity schools have three options: dial up, multiplexed or routed connections between their network and the WEdNet via 56 kb or T1 leased lines depending upon their needs. Several data centers are hosting timeshare Internet systems for districts not ready for routed connections. Current membership includes 276 school districts, 9 ESD's, OSPI, and the Communications Technology Center (CTC) a computing consortium representing Washington Community & Technical Colleges. Westnet Service Area: Arizona, Colorado, southern Idaho, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming Contact: Pat Burns Voice: 303 491 7260 email: [email protected] FTP more info: anonymous to westnet.net Network Description: Westnet is a collaborative effort among the five and one-half state region. It is managed by a Steering Committee comprised of individuals from the five and one-half states. Westnet is a collaborative effort between Colorado State University (which manages the effort) and the University of Colorado at Boulder (which provides technical support). WiscNet Service Area: Wisconsin Contact: Jess Anderson Voice: 608 262 5888 email: [email protected] FTP more info: nic.wiscnet.net Network Description: WiscNet provides connectivity for its members, which comprise higher-education, government, and associated research and business enterprises within the State of Wisconsin. World dot Net Service Area: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah Contact: Internetworks, Inc. Sales Voice: 1 206 576 7147 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.world.net:/pub/world.net Network Description: Internetworks, Inc. operates it's high speed global internet connectivity service "World dot Net" over a private data network constructed in early '92. This network provides access to the internet at speeds up to 10Mbps as well as dedicated transmission facilities tailored for supporting private internetworks. WVNET Service Area: West Virginia Contact: Harper Grimm Voice: (304) 293-5192 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: WVNET is a West Virginia state agency whose primary purpose is to provide computing and networking support to West Virginia public higher education. Aldea Communications, Inc. Database Service Providers AT&T InterNIC Directory and Database Services Contact: Erik Grimmelmann or Subu Subramanian Voice: 800 862-0677 or (908) 668-6587 e-mail: [email protected] Service Description: InterNIC Directory and Database Services serves as your pointer to numerous resources on the network and offers the following services: The DIRECTORY OF DIRECTORIES provides even novice users references to information resources on the Internet and support a variety of access methods and tools. InterNIC DIRECTORY SERVICES provides you with white and yellow pages type services allowing for easy access and communication with other people and organizations, as well as providing you with large volumes of information at your fingertips. InterNIC DATABASE SERVICES provides you access to a wide variety of databases, documents and other information. These services also supplement and make available the numerous resources that the education community and various affinity groups have and can share with the Internet community. AT&T invites users, organizations, companies and other resource provides to participate in the effort by providing information in the DIRECTORY OF DIRECTORIES, DIRECTORY SERVICES or DATABASE SERVICES. Msen, Inc. Contact: Owen Medd Voice: 1 313 998 4562 email: [email protected] Service Description: The Msen Archive Service offers a wide range of methods to put data on the net for both free and for-pay consumption. Using a customer-selected combination of presentation methods, Msen allows you to make your data widely visible using methods such as FTP, Gopher, and WAIS. Provider Listing by State: Alabama: Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Alaska: Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom NorthwestNet PSINet SprintLink Arizona: Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink Westnet Arkansas: Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services MIDnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink California: Alternet ANS BARRNet (Northern and Central) CERFnet Global Enterprise Services ISI Network Associates (Los Angeles) Los Nettos (Los Angeles) Netcom PSINet SDSCnet (San Diego) SprintLink Colorado: Alternet ANS Colorado Supernet Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink Westnet Connecticut Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services NEARnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Delaware Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Florida Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Georgia Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Hawaii Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PACCOM PSINet SprintLink Idaho Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom NorthwestNet PSINet SprintLink Westnet (Southern) World dot Net Illinois Alternet ANS CICNet Global Enterprise Services Netcom netIllinois PSINet SprintLink Indiana Alternet ANS CICNet Global Enterprise Services INet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Iowa Alternet ANS CICNet Global Enterprise Services MIDnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Kansas Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services MIDnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Kentucky Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Louisiana Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Maine Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services NEARnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Maryland Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Massachusetts Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services NEARnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Michigan Alternet ANS CICNet Global Enterprise Services MichNet/Merit MSEN Netcom PSINet SprintLink Minnesota Alternet ANS CICNet Global Enterprise Services MRNet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Mississippi Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Missouri Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services MIDnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Montana Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services NorthwestNet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Nebraska Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services MIDnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Nevada Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom NevadaNet PSINet SprintLink New Hampshire Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services NEARnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink New Jersey Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink New Mexico Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink Westnet New York Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services NEARnet Netcom NYSERNet Panix PSINet SprintLink North Carolina Alternet ANS CONCERT-CONNECT Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet North Dakota Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom NorthwestNet PSINet SprintLink Ohio Alternet ANS CICNet Global Enterprise Services Netcom OARnet PSINet SprintLink Oklahoma Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services MIDnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Oregon Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom NorthwestNet PSINet RAINet SprintLink World dot Net Pennsylvania Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PREPnet PSINet SprintLink Telerama Rhode Island Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services NEARnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink South Carolina Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet South Dakota Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services MIDnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Tennessee Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet Texas Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet Sesquinet SprintLink THEnet Utah Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink Westnet Vermont Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services NEARnet Netcom PSINet SprintLink Virginia Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet VERnet Washington Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom NorthwestNet PSINet RAINet� SprintLink World dot Net Washington, D.C. Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet West Virginia Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink SURAnet WVNET Wisconsin Alternet ANS CICNet Global Enterprise Services Netcom PSINet SprintLink WISCNet Wyoming Alternet ANS Global Enterprise Services Netcom NorthwestNet PSINet SprintLink Westnet Providers Based in Canada ARnet Service Area: Alberta Contact: Walter Neilson Voice: (403) 450-5187 email: [email protected] BCnet Service Area: British Columbia Contact: Mike Patterson Voice: (604) 822-3932 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.BC.net Network Description : BCnet specializes in LAN-to-LAN interconnect using the TCP/IP protocol family providing access to the world-wide Internet. It originally focused on education, research and development, and technology transfer, and now carries unrestricted traffic. Its clients include all of the province's universities, the majority of its community colleges, and research labs and research-oriented companies, schools, libraries, hospitals and governmental organizations. fONOROLA Service Area: Canada Contact: Hung Vu Voice: (613) 235-3666 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.fonorola.net (directory /pub) Network Description : fONOROLA provides the first cross Canada commercial internet services in a wide range of access arrangements to customers in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver with plans to expand these services to Calgary, Halifax and Quebec City. fONOROLA's backbone network is attached to ANS's T3 backbone at three locations across the continent. MBnet Service Area: Manitoba Contact: Gerry Miller Phone: (204) 474-8230 email: [email protected] NB*net Service Area: New Brunswick Contact: David MacNeil Phone: (506) 453-4573 email: [email protected] NLnet Service Area: Newfoundland and Labrador Contact: Wilf Bussey Phone: (709) 737-8329 email: [email protected] NSTN Service Area: Nova Scotia Contact: Michael Martineau Voice: 902 468 NSTN email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: Need to communicate effectively with a remote site? Interested in consulting with experts around the globe? Want an inexpensive way to access a commercial service such as Dialog? Don't waste resources establishing your communication network! NSTN Inc. has the expertise to design and manage a network completely suited to your needs. Your personal resources and location do not limit NSTN Inc.'s ability to link you to the world. They offer many personal connectivity solutions. NSTN Inc. services the internal communication requirements of organizations of all sizes. NSTN Inc.'s infrastructure brings your colleagues, workstations, regional offices, and associate companies together electronically. ONet Service Area: Ontario contact: John Drake Voice: (416) 525 9140 x 4000; AFTER OCT 15 '93 = (905) 525 9140 x24000 email: [email protected] FTP more info: onet.on.ca Network Description : Network limited to use for education, research and development, and technology transfer by both public and private sector members. PEINet Service Area: Prince Edward Island Contact: Scott Fletcher or Jim Hancock Voice: 902 566 0552 email: [email protected] or [email protected] FTP for more info: atlas.upei.ca Network Description: PEInet is an emerging regional network currently operating out of the University of PEI. In the fall of 1993, PEInet will begin commercial operation, offering full connection, SLIP and host-based dial-up network services. RISQ Service Area: Quebec Contact: Bernard Turcotte Voice: (514) 340-5700 email: [email protected] SASK#net Service Area: Saskatchewan Contact: Dean C. Jones Voice: (306) 966-4860 email: [email protected] International Providers AARNet Service Area: Australia Contact: AARNet Support Voice: +61 6 249 3385 email: [email protected] FTP for more info: Anonymous ftp on jatz.aarnet.edu.au in the directory '/pub/doc'. Network Description: AARNet is the Australian Academic and Research Network. The charter of AARNet is to provide computer-based communications services to the Australian academic and research community. CARNet Service Area: Croatia Contact: Predrag Pale Voice: +38 41 629 963 email: [email protected] FTP: carnet.hr Gopher: carnet.hr Network Description: CARNet (Croatian Academic and Research Network) is an IP, leased-line national network. It will allow access to any non-profit organization or anybody for non-profit activities. It supports email, telnet and ftp as well as multiple gopher servers. It also provides public dial-up access. Center for Science Networks in GMD Service Area: Germany Contact: Klaus Birkenbihl Voice: +49-2241-14-3177 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: The Center for Science networks provides connectivity, technical support (including planning and engineering) and network management and operations for communication service providers and large corporate networks. CESNET Service Area: Czech Republic Contact: Dr.Jan Gruntorad Voice: +42 2 3117532 email: [email protected] FTP more info: gopher.vslib.cz (188.8.131.52) Network Description: CESNET - Czech Educational and Scientific Network - connects Universities , research institutes and other organizations located in Prague, Liberec, Plzen, Ceske Budejovice, Pardubice, Hradec Kralove, Brno, Olomouc, Ostrava, Opava and Karvina. Typical line speeds - 64 (19.2) kbps , cca 40 CISCO routers installed. Chinese Research Network (CRN) Contact: Xiaofan Zhao Voice: +86 (1) 201 7661 Ext. 646 Email: [email protected] Network Description: The Chinese Research Network (CRN), founded in 1987, aims at providing electronic communication means, based on the PSDN and any available communication networks, to the Chinese scientsts, engineers, professors and other researchers to facilitate them in exchanging information and coordinating cooperation with their partners in China and abroad. Eight members of CRN have been interconnected at present, including research institutes, universities and academic organizations in Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Shijiazhuang. More institutions will join CRN in the future. CNS (Chernikeeff Networking Services) Service Area: UK Contact: Ian Harding Voice: +44 932 814 800 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description : CNS is a new, UK-based commercial internetworking service, offering quality full Internet and/or Virtual Private Network connectivity to organizations. The service is scheduled to go live second half 1993. International partners of CNS are ANS CO+RE Systems Inc. Demon Internet Ltd Service Area: United Kingdom Contact: Grahame Davies or Cliff Stanford Voice: +44 81 349 0063 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.demon.co.uk /pub/doc/*.txt Network Description : We provide full Internet dialup connectivity starting from UKP 10 per month for a single host to UKP 100 for a Class C network. We also offer leased line access from UKP 250 per month. We have currently in excess of 1,500 Internet customers. DKnet Service Area: Denmark Contact: DKnet Voice: +45 39 17 99 00 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.dknet.dk:/dknet - some information in Danish Network Description : Danish provider of EUnet services. Provides anything ranging from personal login accounts to leased line IP connections. EUnet Service Area: Europe, Northern Africa, and the former Soviet Union region. Voice: +31 20 592 5109 email: [email protected] Mail contact: In nearly every country in the EUnet operating region, send mail to [email protected]<country>.eu.net. For general information (or for multi-country requests) write to [email protected] FTP for more info: ftp.eu.net:pub/info Network Description: EUnet provides AUP-free networking and Internet services to commercial, government, and academic users. Services include Electronic Mail (RFC-822 and X.400), Network News, Archive Access, and Internet Talk Radio over ISDN, X.25, dial-up (UUCP and IP), and leased line connectivity. EUnet's own infrastructure ranges from Washington DC to Vladivostok in Eastern Russia, enabling EUnet's 26 national service providers to bring a unique mix of international connectivity and local service to the user. EUnet exchanges traffic with all major networks including the US regionals and NSFnet, and is a member of the Commercial Internet Exchange (CIX) and Ebone. EUnet Austria Service Area: Austria Contact: EUnet support Voice: +43 1 3174969 email: [email protected] FTP more info: eunet.co.at:~ftp/pub/EUnet/EUnet-Austria Network Description : EUnet Austria is part of EUnet system and provides Internet connectivity and Frame Relay service through a wide range of access options. EUnet Austria is open to any institution interested in open networking without limitations on traffic types. Access is possible via the EUnet Point-of-Presence network (active POPs in Vienna, Linz, Graz and Salzburg, with four more POP's planned for 1994) through leased lines, DialupIP and UUCP mail and news service via modems, ISDN and the public X.25 network Datex-P. EUnet Belgium Service Area: Belgium Contact: EUnet Belgium, p/a K.U.Leuven, Dept. Computer Science Voice: +32 16 201015 ext. 3561 email: [email protected] EUnet Czechia Service Area: The Czech Republic Contact: Pavel Rosendorf Voice: +42 2 332 3242 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.EUnet.cz Network Description: EUnet Czechia is the Czech part of the EUnet network. EUnet Czechia offers network services from the low end (e-mail services over the uucp protocol) up to the full connectivity to the Internet using the full suite of TCP/IP protocols. Eunet Czechia has currently three POPs (points of presence) in major cities of the Czech Republic (Prague, Pilsen, Brno). EUnet Deutschland Service Area: Germany Voice: +49 231 972 00 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.Germany.EU.net Network Description : EUnet Deutschland is the German part of EUnet, in operation since 1984 and offering Internet connectivity in a wide range of solutions. EUnet Deutschland is open to any institution interested in open networking without limitations on traffic types. Access is possible via Points-of-Presence in Dortmund, Hamburg, Kiel, Berlin Aachen, Frankfurt and Munich, via the public X25 network Datex-P, ISDN, dedicated leased lines and dial-up connections. EUnet Finland Service Area: Finland Contact: Johan Helsingius Voice: +358 0 400 2060 email: [email protected] FTP more info: info.eunet.fi:/EUnet Network Description: EUnet Finland is the Finnish part of the pan-European EUnet network. Services include Electronic mail (RFC-822 and X.400), Network News, File Transfer, Remote Login, Archive Access, Mailbox Service and Directory Services. Both UUCP and IP protocols are supported. EUnet-Goya Service Area: Spain Contact: Juan A. Esteban (PR) or Inmaculada Pindado (Technical) or Francisca Jimenez (Administration) Voice: +34 1 413-4856 email: [email protected] FTP more info: goya.eunet.es:info/doc/EUnet/help, login anonymous Network Description : Goya Servicios Telematicos provides EUnet services in Spain, including email, network news, Internet access and customized business solutions. Oriented to a wide range of commercial customers, Goya provides national and international connectivity to hundreds of companies and institutions, from private research departments to financial companies. Access facilities include public X25, dial-up and leased lines. EUnet Portugal Service Area: Portuguese Republic Contact: Jose' Legatheaux Martins Voice: +351 (1) 295 44 64 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.puug.pt Network Description: EUnet Portugal provides EUnet services in the Portuguese Republic (e-mail, news, IP connectivity very soon). EUnet Slovakia Service Area: Slovak Republic Contact: Gejza Buechler / Ivan Lescak Voice: +42 7 377 434 / +42 7 725 306 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.eunet.sk Network Description : EUnet Slovakia provides EUnet services in Slovak Republic; these services include e-mail, news, Internet connectivity and some additional services. Access to the services is possible via telephone network, public data network or leased line. There are no restrictions on customer profile nor AUP on a commercial basis. EUnet Switzerland Service Area: Switzerland, Lichtenstein Contact: Simon Poole Voice: +41 1 291 45 80 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.eunet.ch, directory eunet Network Description : EUnet provides a wide range of professional and commercial networking services in Switzerland and Lichtenstein. Besides UUCP and X.400 based Mail and News, direct Internet access via dial up, X.25 , ISDN and leased lines is provided. Installation and consulting services are available on request. EUnet Switzerland is a AUP free network. EUnet Switzerland currently has local access points in Zuerich, Basel, Geneva and Lugano and connects via EUnet's European infrastructure to other networks Fnet (EUnet - France) Service Area: France Contact: Laurent Bloch & Veronique Dubillot Voice: +33 1 45 21 02 04 (Paris area) email: [email protected] FTP more info: ~ftp/Fnet on indus.fnet.fr Network Description: Fnet is the French branch of pan-european EUnet network. It provides access to the Internet through a variety of communication media (Leased lines, public X.25, ISDN and dialup phone) and provides mail, usenet news, network support services. Services are also available for the individual or mobile user. GARR Service Area: Italy Contact: GARR-NIS (GARR Network Information Service) Voice: +39 50 593360 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.nis.garr.it:/garr Network Description: GARR is the acronym for Harmonisation Group for Research Networks created in 1988 operating under the Ministry of the University and of Scientific and Technological Research (MURST) in Italy. GARR is also the name of the Italian Research Network. The aim of GARR is to establish and operate a backbone interconnecting the Italian research and academic networks and to co-ordinate connections to international networks. The GARR network has been constituted to serve primarily the users of all institutions reporting to MURST and other public funded research institutions. The network services are also accessible by research departments of private initiatives which have cooperations and common projects with public funded research environment. HEAnet (Higher Education Authority Network) Service Area: Ireland Contact: Mike Norris Voice: +353.1.6612748 Fax: +353.1.6610492 email: [email protected] Network Description: HEAnet is the Irish academic and research network. It provides IP and other protocol services to A&R institutions in Ireland, and IP access to the Internet. HEPNET-J Contact: Yukio Karita Voice: +81-298-64-1092 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: HEPNET-J locates Cisco routers in more than 20 universities in Japan and has a 192kbps terrestrial line connected from KEK to the ESnet's Cisco router located in NASA-Ames in US. Main protocols used in HEPNET-J are DECnet and TCP/IP. INFNet Service Area: Italy Contact: Vistoli, Cristina Voice: +39 51 498260 email: [email protected] FTP more info: nic.infn.it/infnet-doc Network Description: INFNet is the nationwide network of the Italian National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), founded to provide the access to existing national and international HEP Laboratories, national Computing Center and to facilitate the communication between the researchers. Internet Initiative Japan Service Area: Japan Contact: Kimiko Ishikawa (Japanese), Toshiya Asaba (English) Voice: +81-3-3580-3781 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.iij.ad.jp:/pub/info/English for English language versions or /pub/info/Japanese for Japanese language versions Network Description: Internet Initiative Japan offers both anonymous and subscriber UUCP services and will be offering full "Appropriate Use Policy"-free IP services starting September, 1993 with connection speeds ranging from 9.6 Kbps to 1.5 Mbps or higher. Connectivity to the Internet outside of Japan is provided via a 768 Kbps dedicated line to the US. Initially, IIJ will be providing local access facilities in the Kanto region, later expanding to Kansai, Kyushu, Hokkaido, and other regions of Japan. ISnet Service Area: Iceland Contact: Marius Olafsson Voice: +354 1 694747 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: ISnet provides Internet connectivity to all interested organization in Iceland, via its connections to NORDUnet and EUnet. IUnet Service Area: Italy Contact: Alessandro Berni Voice: +39 10 3532747 FTP more info: ftp.iunet.it Network Description: IUnet is the Italian part of EUnet, in operation since 1986 and offering Internet connectivity in a wide range of solutions. IUnet is open to any institution interested in open networking without limitations on traffic types. Access is possible via the IUnet Point-of-Presence network (active POPs in Genoa, Milan, Rome and Turin; new POPs are planned by the end of the year), via the public X25 network ITAPAC and via dial-up connections. NLnet Service Area: the Netherlands Contact: O.M. Roos Lindgreen / Ted Lindgreen Voice: +31 20 592 4245 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.NL.net:gopher/NLnet Network Description: NLnet provides Internet services in the Netherlands, either based on TCP/IP or on UUCP. Connections are made via leased lines or dialup phone lines. NLnet is the Dutch part of EUnet. Pipex Service Area: United Kingdom Contact: Richard Nuttall (technical) and Mark Hugo (sales) Voice: 44 223 250120 email: [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.pipex.net Network Description : PIPEX Limited (part of the Unipalm group) introduced commercial Internet connectivity to the UK in 1992, and now has well over a hundred leased line customers, with many more accessing via dialup. In connecting them to a worldwide Internet comprised of over 15,000 networks and tens of millions of users, PIPEX relieves commercial users of such problems as line brokerage, hardware utilization and network redundancy, making connectivity more economical by virtue of the scale on which it operates, and its ability to negotiate interconnectivity agreements with other networks. PIPEX is a full member of CIX (Commercial Internet Exchange), alongside the world's other major IP network providers. RCCN Service Area: Portugal Contact: Graca Carvalho Voice: +351 53 604475 email: [email protected] FTP more info: info.rccn.net Network Description: The RCCN (Rede da Comunidade Cientifica Nacional), is the Portuguese Research and Education Network funded by the FCCN (Fundacao de Calculo Cientifico Nacional) -- the Foundation for the Development of National Scientific Computing. It is a research oriented network open to membership to any research institution or company, either public or private. No restrictions on membership apply provided that joining institutions abide by its acceptable use policy: RCCN backbone and common application services are provided to support open research and education among Portuguese research and educational institutions, plus research departments of companies when engaged in open communication for collaborative research. Use for other purposes, such as for-profit activities and extensive private or personal business is not acceptable. SINET (Science Information NETwork) Contact: Prof. Shoichiro Asano Voice: +81-3-3942-2351 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: SINET is an infrastructual Japanese IP Backbone funded by Ministry of Education, Science and Culture for support communication for researchers at research institutes. SINET is composed of nine NOC currently. Domestically, 128-256Kbps circuits are installed between NOCs and soon be up-graded to 512Kbps. More than 50 Universities are to be connected to NOCs using any Routers. NACSIS is also providing JIX (Japan Internet eXchange) service where HEPNET-J, BITNET-J and WIDE are already connected and ISASnet will be connected shortly. SINET and NACSIS have a 192Kbps circuit to FIX-W at NASA-Ames in US. SURFnet Service Area: The Netherlands Contact: SURFnet HelpDesk Voice: +31 30 310290 email: [email protected] FTP more info: Host: ftp.nic.surfnet.nl [184.108.40.206], Dir: surfnet Network Description: The Dutch computer network SURFnet has been set up for staff and students in research and higher education in the Netherlands. There are 140 connected organizations. As a national network SURFnet interconnects the local networks of the affiliated institutes. In addition, SURFnet provides links with other domestic and international networks, both research networks (such as Internet, EARN/CREN, Europanet and EUnet) and public networks. SURFnet supports two protocols: X.25 and IP. SWITCH Service Area: Switzerland Contact: SWITCH Head Office, Limmatquai 138, CH-8001 Zurich Voice: +41 1 268 15 15 email: [email protected] or C=CH;ADMD=ArCom;PRMD=SWITCH;O=SWITCH;S=hostmaster; FTP more info: nic.switch.ch:/network Network Description: SWITCH is a foundation, sponsored by the government and the Swiss universities, providing teleinformatics services to all Swiss universities and to various research institutes by connecting to national and international resources. SWITCHlan is a national backbone network which connects all universities using leased lines with speeds between 128 kbps and 2 mbps. Most other organizations are connected via 64 kbps. The protocols supported are DECnet, TCP/IP, X.25 and ISO CLNS. System Development Network(SDN)/HANA Contact: Dr. Jooyoung Song Voice: +82-2-526-5077 email: [email protected] FTP more info: NA Network Description: SDN/HANA is operated by member organizations. SDN/HANA has two committees, one is administrative and the other is technical. SDN/HANA is being managed at Korea Telecom Research Center and has 14 domestic sites. Korean(KSC5601, the national standard codeset) is supported in e-mail system as well as ASCII using encoding scheme based on ISO2022. SDN is connected to the Internet with 56Kbps satellite leased line between KAIST, Taejun and FIX-West, NASA-Ames, USA. It will be changed 192Kbps terrestrial line in the near future. TANet, The Taiwan Academic Network Contact: Computer Center, Ministry of Education Phone : +886-2-7377439 Email : [email protected] or [email protected] FTP more info: ftp.edu.tw or moers2.edu.tw Network Description: TANet, The Taiwan Academic Network, is a pilot project undertaken by the Ministry of Education and Universities Computer Center to establish a common national academic network infrastructure. To support research and academic institutions in Taiwan, TANet will provide access to unique resources and opportunities for collaborative work. TANet will be the major part of the Taiwan Internet community which includes other industry network such as SEEDNet. A international link bandwidth was migrated from 64-kbps to 256-kbps between the Ministry of Education Computer Center and Princeton University (JvNCnet) in November 1992. This link couples TANet with JvNCnet, NFSnet and international Internet connection. University/institutions may apply for membership. TIPnet Service Area: Sweden Contact: Telia (sales), Unisource Business Networks (technical) Voice: 90 400 (Telia), 08-688 20 00 (Unisource Business Networks) email: [email protected] (English: [email protected]) FTP more info: NA Network Description: TIPnet is the Internet access network provided by Telia (Telia was previously known as Televerket - The Swedish Telecom). The service TIP (Telia IP service) is operated and developed by Unisouce Business Networks in Sweden. TIP is available at the access rates 9.6, 19.2 and 64 kbit/sec. The network has international connectivity via Ebone, Alternet and Datanet using high-speed Frame Relay links. TIP is the Swedish gateway to The World! Aldea Communications, Inc.