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At the risk of being short and glib, the tool I would use would be to
pick up the telephone and call GlobalOne, asking them the question.
Much easier and more reliable than guessing.

Cheers!

Jeff Cochrane wrote:
>
> Greetings Afrik-ITers!
>
> This just in from Sierra Leone, regarding SierraTel's new Internet
> service.  You may wish to have a look at
>
> http://www.sierratel.sl
>
> For those more technically minded, the traceroute and WhoIs outputs
> are as follows.  Kivex is my local provider.  It looks like SierraTel
> is doing business with GlobalOne, a consortium with US Sprint, France
> Telecom, and Deutsche Telecom.  I'm guessing the actual satellite hop
> is from somewhere on the USA East Coast to Freetown.  Does somebody
> know a tool for determining that?  My skills in interpreting such
> output are not very good I'm afraid.
>
> Cheers!
> Jeff @ Washington
>
> tracert www.sierratel.sl
>
> Tracing route to slnews.sierratel.sl [194.133.124.19]
> over a maximum of 30 hops:
>
> 1  3 ms  3 ms  3 ms  c209-135-238-65.kivex.com  [209.135.238.65]
>
> 2  5 ms  4 ms 11 ms  kdr3.kivex.com  [204.177.57.2]
>
> 3  5 ms  5 ms 41 ms  bethesda-gw.kivex.com  [204.177.57.1]
>
> 4  6 ms  6 ms 26 ms  kdr0.kivex.com  [208.205.145.1]
>
> 5 26 ms 30 ms 42 ms  905.Hssi5-0.GW2.TCO1.ALTER.NET [157.130.32.197]
>
> 6 10 ms 11 ms 14 ms  422.atm10-0-0.cr2.tco1.alter.net [137.39.22.14]
>
> 7 53 ms 84 ms 43 ms  316.ATM4-0-0.BR1.TCO1.Alter.Net [137.39.74.74]
>
> 8 17 ms 20 ms 18 ms  Sprint-TCO1-gw.ALTER.NET [137.39.103.18]
>
> 9  *    18 ms  *     gip-dc-4-fddi0-0.gip.net [204.59.144.200]
>
> 10 551 ms   *   *    204.59.225.78
>
> 11 *   546 ms   *    194.133.124.5
>
> 12 *   549 ms 545 ms slnews.sierratel.sl [194.133.124.19]
>
> Trace complete.
>
> whois 194.133.124.5
> Connecting to the rs Database . . . . . .
> Connected to the rs Database
> [No name] (SL5-HST)
>
>    Hostname: NS.SIERRATEL.SL
>    Address: 194.133.124.5
>    System: ? running ?
>
>    Record last updated on 09-May-97.
>    Database last updated on 24-Apr-98 04:09:21 EDT.
>
> Whois: gip.net
>
> Global One Communications L.L.C. (GIP3-DOM)
>    12490 Sunrise Valley Dr.
>    Reston, VA 22096
>    USA
>
>    Domain Name: GIP.NET
>
>    Administrative Contact:
>       Wu, Jun  (JW59)  [log in to unmask]
>       (703)689-5325 (FAX) (703)478-7852
>    Technical Contact, Zone Contact:
>       Administration, DNS  (DA973)  [log in to unmask]
>       (703)689-6300
>    Billing Contact:
>       International, Sprint  (SI53)  [log in to unmask]
>       703 689-6000
>
>    Record last updated on 14-Nov-97.
>    Record created on 28-Jun-96.
>    Database last updated on 24-Apr-98 04:09:21 EDT.
>
>    Domain servers in listed order:
>
>    NS1.GSL.NET                  204.59.144.222
>    NS2.GIP.NET                  204.59.1.222
>    NS3.GIP.NET                  204.59.64.222
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