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Can anyone indicate whether RIPE carries a mailing list similar to NANOG's?

Cheers,

Etienne

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Yes, there's many mailing lists available. You will find them in this page:

https://www.ripe.net/participate/mail/ripe-ncc-mailing-lists

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There's also some mailing lists for RIPE members:

https://www.ripe.net/participate/mail/ripe-ncc-mailing-lists

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    There's a subtle difference. NANOG is a network operator group. RIPE is the regional internet registry (RIR), the equivalent of ARIN. RIPE's mailinglist are a bit more focused on RIPE policies and its application, although there are also lists which are more like NANOG. I'm not aware of any European NOG lists, many countries have a local NOG though (DENOG, UKNOF, DKNOG, NLNOG, etc), at least some of them run mailinglists.
    – Teun Vink
    Sep 7, 2021 at 12:52
  • Indeed. In the second link there's a "ENOG discuss" list for Eurasia Network Operators group and a "MENOG discuss" list for Middle East Operators Group
    – JFL
    Sep 7, 2021 at 13:49
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Apart from thanking @JFL for his answer, I'd like to add a few bits' worth of information that I've collected since yesterday.

RIPE's support answered with the following information:

Thank you for your request. The North American Network Operators’ Group is unique in the sense that it includes different countries. In RIPE region the Network operator Groups (NOG) are hosted per country please find a RIPE labs article that will list them: https://labs.ripe.net/nogs/

Indeed, since then, I've subscribed to ITNOG, DENOG and UKNOF.

Sadly, Europe is still too fragmented to present a common operators' group.

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  • I don’t see that as a bad thing, being able to discuss networking issues on a local scale and in your local language can be very useful. NANOG is much more international than specifically aimed at North America, so a pan-European NOG would resemble NANOG on many points.
    – Teun Vink
    Sep 8, 2021 at 16:26
  • @Teun Vink: You're right in several aspects. It does, for instance, allow regional nuances to emerge (particularly for my purpose, as an academic). The flip side is that you're addressing a smaller audience. Sep 8, 2021 at 16:36

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