X.25 Network Information - Compiled
Back in the day, I
had an account on Telenet
(not to be confused with telnet which is a terminal utility) ran by
Sprint. This network when it existed in the US allowed people
with computer modems to call into their network and connect via their
packet network to another city where one can use the modem in that city
to call BBS's or computer systems local to that area code (PC Pursuit).
Tymnet had a similar service around the time they
Pursuit entitled Starlink.
But there were alot of computer systems connected to the network itself
where you didn't have to call another city to connect with them.
The information contained within is compiled from sources on
Internet and from recent scans of foreign networks connected to via
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).
- This was a great site before it mysteriously shutdown supposedly for
a redesign. I managed to find a copy of the website contents
I'm reposting it to use as a basis for exploring and recording X.25
- Another little known X.25 network belonging to QWest Communications.
- A Canadian X.25 packet network belonging to Stentor, Inc.
Thanks to VoIP, calling Canada is as cheap as calling US
locations. A website entitled HackCanada
probably has the best information on that network as of around 2012 timeframe but has since went down. Here is a wayback machine link to the data from then.
Russian X.25 Networks
Update: Soldier's X.25 Network Page - Still minorly updated but online.
- For a while, it seemed that the Russians were heavy into exploring
their own X.25 network. While it seems that their interests
cooled, the information they compiled has been tremendous. A
popular network there (Gin) [ed.note: may need to create static pages, copy is in onenote]
uses what seems to be a Sprintnet/Telenet based X.28 pad interface.
This isn't the first network I've come across while dialing
overseas that uses this "interface".