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FAQ: soc.culture.french - Networking 1/2 [monthly]
Section - 11. L'Internet et les autres reseaux en France The Internet and other networks in France

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La France est connectee a l'Internet| France is connected the Internet through
par l'intermediaire de plusieurs op-| the services of several network
erateurs. La plupart des ecoles et  | operators. Most scientific schools and
universites scientifiques y sont    | universities are connected.  EARN (Europ-
connectees. Le reseau EARN (Bitnet) | ean part of Bitnet) also has an important
dispose egalement d'un nombre impor-| number of nodes in France, Montpellier
tant de noeuds en France, d'ailleurs| being one of the major nodes of Earn.
Montpellier en est un des plus gros |
noeuds de transit.                  |
                                    |
Des sites non academiques sont ega- | Non academic sites are also connected to
lement connectes a l'Internet, ou   | the Internet, or at least can be joined
au-moins joignables par courrier    | by electronic mail.  Thus, this way of
electronique, cependant la penetra- | communication is not as popular in the
tion de ce mode de communication    | business world as it is in other
dans les entreprises francaises est | countries.
bien faible en regard d'autres pays.|
                                    |
Des reseaux individuels se develop- | Individual networks are also evolving,
pent egalement et sont surtout con- | particularly in the Paris area, but not
centres en region parisienne, mais  | exclusively.
pas exclusivement.                  |
                                    |
Les sites Francais sont en principe | French sites are supposed to be
enregistres dans le domaine "fr"    | registred within the "fr" top-level
(par exemple: insa-lyon.fr), mais   | domain (example: insa-lyon.fr), but
pour diverses raisons qui ne sont   | pour several reasons which are not the
l'objet de ce document, de nombreux | goal of this document, many sites are
sites se retrouvent plutot dans les | registered in other top-level domains
domaines, com, org, uk, ... corres- | like com, org, uk, ... corresponding to
pondant au pays ou se trouve  leur  | the country where they are buying their
prestataire de service.             | network services.
                                    |
Un peu plus loin dans ce document se| Below in this document, a list of
trouve la liste des domaines enre-  | domains registered within "fr" is
gistres dans "fr", il ne s'agit donc| given, it so does only represent a
que d'une partie des sites francais.| part of the frenh sites.
                                    |
De nombreux grands groupes sont ega-| Many large companies are also connected,
lement joignables par le domaine    | but using the domain of their HQ.
ou est enregistre la maison mere.   | For example: grenoble.hp.com,
Par exemple: grenoble.hp.com,       | prl.dec.com, ...
prl.dec.com, ...                    |
                                    |
Une liste non exhaustive des oper-  | A non exhaustive list of network
ateurs est donnee en fin de docu-   | operators is given at the end of
ment.                               | this document.
                                    |
Il existe d'autres reseaux tels     | Other networks exist like Atlas 400
Atlas 400 (X.400 de Transpac),      | (Transpac's X.400 offer), Transpac
Transpac (X.25), ...                | (public X.25 network), ...

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