At 1:24 PM 11/4/96, Nemo Semret wrote:
>> > The earth station we have has a 2Mbps capacity direct to mae-east
>> > connecting to uunet routers. We have 4 sun workstations, two DEC
>> > stations, one alpha and one VMS (internal use) servers for various
>> > internet services on the Gateway.
>We can restrict the focus to all permanent connections (dial-ups may
>be too many and too variable) to a point outside Africa. Let's try to
>get a complete list of all of them, with IP address of the node in
>Africa, and the capacity (bps) of the connection (ingoing and outgoing
>if they differ).
>This would provide an accurate snapshot of the real connectivity as of
>late 1996. Perhaps the survey can be repeated in one year, to see
>which way things are going.
>How many total bits per second can get into and out of Africa over IP?
>Perhaps this would be a more useful macroeconomic measure for the
>"Information Age" than things like balance of trade? Let's not get too
>carried away... ;)
>Any comments/ideas? Has someone compiled this data already?
>I am willing to collect this data and post the results.
The information above re: NCS in Ghana was sent to us to post on the NSRC
Ghana page on August 31. The link has been up for some time now.
Though it is not organized into one list, much of the information you
describe is available on the specific country pages within the NSRC www
database. When a new IP link has come up, we've posted the first ping data,
which contains the IP address.
The Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)