X.25 Network Information - Compiled

Updated: 20230802 2 3

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 discontinued PC 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 the Internet and from recent scans of foreign networks connected to via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

technojunkie (Mirror of technojunkie.gr/x25)
- This was a great site before it mysteriously shutdown supposedly for a redesign.  I managed to find a copy of the website contents and I'm reposting it to use as a basis for exploring and recording X.25 networks.

Local Copy of Dialup List
- 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 (now defunct but archived) entitled HackCanada probably has the best information on that network at this once upon a time.

Russian X.25 Networks
Local Backup Link to the GIN.RU dialup listing
- For a while, it seemed that the Russians were heavy into exploring their own X.25 network.  While it seems that their interests have cooled, the information they compiled has been tremendous.  A popular network there (Gin) 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".

2 [Ed. Note: Don't expect a change log, it's X.25 for f's sake!]
3 [Ed. Note pt 2: If anything, these pages will be a snapshot of what's still alive or a tribute to the original 'Publically accessible Globally Interconnected Computer Network" that predated the internet by decades.]