**** Medical Assistance Needed for Core Gateways ****


GBURG::ENGER (enger%gburg.decnet@bluto.scc.com)
16 Dec 87 00:38:00 EST


HO HO HO:

Santa would like to bring the Internet better performance, but his elves
are having a hard time finding the right parts.

Three small, lonely, destitute EGP core gateways desperately need your help.
Officially declared braindead years ago, these tenacious little guys have
stubbornly clung to life. Although the respirator is scheduled to be pulled
in about 6 months, you can improve the quality of their (and your!) life
for the time remaining to them. Help give them a much needed brain transplant.
Loan them your unused, probably unloved, LSI-11/73 CPU boards! Their little
brothers and sisters, the mailbridges, would also benefit from this treatment.
Won't you help?

Please join Mike Petry and Louie Mamakos of U. of Md., the folks at BBN, who
have upgraded the EGP core machines on the Arpanet, and CONTEL which has
contributed an 11/73 to its local mailbridge. The three Milnet EGP core
gateways, and the 6 or so remaining mailbridges need your charity. Won't you
be a good Samaritan too? Search your surplus parts bins, locate your old
unloved LSI 11-73's, blow the dust off and contact one of Santa's helpers
listed below.

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During this holiday season, instead of trying to give a thoughtful gift, give
the gift of thought! Send some new brains to these deserving little machines.
You'll be helping them, and your Internet response times.

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We thank you for your support.

Annette Bauman (abauman@ddn1.arpa)
Phill Gross (gross@gateway.mitre.org)
Bob Enger (enger@bluto.scc.com)



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