I hate to break it to everyone who hoped that x25 was dead, but it is still
used very widely around the planet for guaranteed message delivery.
For example, every fishing vessel over 15 metres in length operating in
European waters uses satellite positioning and x25 to report their positions
to the Fisheries Monitoring Centres around Europe, and there's very little
chance of this changing any time soon.
Eircom was trying to withdraw its eirpac/x25 service, but I believe they
have to maintain it due to being incumbent...
From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie] On Behalf Of
Sent: 16 April 2006 14:19
To: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Whatever happened to real computer scientists?
Niall O Broin, Sun, Apr 16, 2006 at 02:11:12PM +0100:
> Kevin - you are just going to have to accept that UUCP is no longer a
> "widely used networking technology"
The italian army is still widely using X.25. Go figure.
(ps: I guess you all remember the story of "magic and more magic")
pbm - "it's easy to be a genius when you're 25, but try
- doing it at 50..." (Elliott Murphy)
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