Talk:UUNET

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UUNet in Africa[edit]

Someone with background knowledge should extend this article on the UUNet activities in Africa: it is one of the largest providers in South Africa and fairly active in at least 14 other countries. See http://www.itweb.co.za/sections/internet/2000/0012141217.asp.

Tony7444 07:53, 24 May 2006 (UTC)


An interesting note about UUNET's name: It did originally stand for Unix-to-Unix Network, but after the company went public, the official line was that it didn't stand for anything in particular. --Blrfl

The company's most likely reference to UU not meaning anything was to avoid explaining the technical jargon of UUCP and how it was the company's bread and butter before the IP internet took off in the early 90s.

Alby (talk) 19:40, 19 December 2007 (UTC)

SPAM Section[edit]

I believe the SPAM section to remove the reference that UUNET has lost its luster amount Network Engineers since that remark is an opinion by the author and not backed up by any facts such as a poll of network engineers view of UUNET.

Alby (talk) 19:43, 19 December 2007 (UTC)


fully integrated[edit]

In 2001, UUNET was fully integrated with WorldCom and the name was dropped from all official documents.


You would hard pressed to say there was any integration with Worldcom. The integration was in name only. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.123.43.193 (talk) 02:39, 25 August 2009 (UTC)

UUNET was the fastest-growing ISP[edit]

The referenced paper doesn't support the claim; in fact, it raises questions about the veracity of UUNET's traffic growth claims. Better reference which supports the statement is the earlier work - http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/rt/printerFriendly/620/541 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.48.171.239 (talk) 02:17, 12 June 2012 (UTC)