Yesterday, I performed some clean up in my documents archive and found the following backbone map dated on 1995! Look at the circuits capacity and compare them with today requirements. When I started to work for an ISP, we had only 384Kbits of IP transit! Enough for all customers and
In USA, the local operator refused to offer ADSL services to a small community lost in Colorado. They decided to become their own provider and bought a DSLAM, a router and all the material needed to build their POP! The most difficulties were to buy cheap bandwidth and to block
Once upon a time, there were two ISP’s who decided to setup a peering…
The website games.skynet.be has been defaced today! (Source: www.saloperie.be)
In the category “Don’t try this at home”, a friend allows me to use this picture as a good example of colocation nightmare! I imagine the on-duty engineer in front is this rack with his mobile: “Could you repeat please? Which one?” “Ahhhh, the yellow one!” “…”
Why is my Internet connection so slow? Compare!
Yesterday, we received from one of our carriers (called “xxxxxxx” 😉 a notification for a maintenance on a STM1 scheduled for today at 11:00.
Today, it’s my job birthday! Seven (!) years of good services at a Belgian ISP.