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Re: [ProgSoc] Permanent Connection...
On Thu, 21 Jan 1999, Cam Dorrington wrote:
> Ive heard that they have recently finished installig a new undersea cable
> that leaves aust somewhere near perth. The figure i heard was that it was
> good for about 30Gbps and that most of the traffic on it would probably be
> comprised of domestic data transmissions.
> You might be able to find a press release or something like that if you
> look around.
Talking about transfer speeds and connection.
Q1, is the Transatlantic(or i think its called the southern cross cable) -
(by optus, worldcom and nztelecom) fibre cable still going ahead? I think
optus has scrapped the idea and gone for either setting up a satellite
link or setting up a pop at LA.
Intresting to see why telstra is using Optus's parent company(cw.net) as
their US backbone, meanwhile doesn't:P.
IDX.com.au uses worldcom(uu.net) to route the traffic, by passing all the
au sites. Ping and traceroute indicates that its connected via US:) I
think IDX is the first isp in aus to by pass teltsra, optus,
connect...etc other than tig.com.au or ihug.com.au. Intresting to see what
is the connection speed to aus from uu.net. Now that Ozemail is got by
uu.net, we could be in for some real meltdown of internet traffic. Already
telstra is under enormous pressure from ACC.
Great program to have is visualroute from www.visualroute.com. Would be
nice to see a program which tells the link speed between particular nodes.
I know ping times are one way of telling the speeds.
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