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3rd May 2006 | 22:12

At AfNOG. Network connectivity is pretty good, and not as bad as the RTT might suggest.
traceroute to hermes.cam.ac.uk (131.111.8.59), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  soekris.ws.afnog.org (196.200.222.2)  2.858 ms  2.514 ms  15.464 ms
 2  196.216.67.253 (196.216.67.253)  4.517 ms  3.173 ms  7.452 ms
 3  217.21.112.4.swiftkenya.com (217.21.112.4)  3.905 ms  3.873 ms  4.796 ms
 4  193.220.225.5 (193.220.225.5)  9.375 ms  4.426 ms  5.115 ms
 5  NO-NIT-TN-7.taide.net (193.219.192.7)  530.815 ms  530.397 ms  530.574 ms
 6  NO-NIT-TN-5.taide.net (193.219.193.145)  533.882 ms  530.595 ms  530.928 ms
 7  nb01b11-pos2-0.nb.telenor.net (217.70.230.45)  531.592 ms  533.452 ms  533.100 ms
 8  nb01b12-ge3-3-0.nb.telenor.net (217.70.228.21)  631.788 ms  678.357 ms  570.329 ms
 9  nb21b12-pos4-2.nb.telenor.net (217.70.227.34)  566.925 ms  615.756 ms  556.670 ms
10  linx-gw1.ja.net (195.66.224.15)  556.974 ms  556.369 ms  555.574 ms
11  po1-1.lond-scr4.ja.net (146.97.35.129)  555.848 ms  555.910 ms  583.818 ms
12  po0-0.lond-scr.ja.net (146.97.33.33)  557.343 ms  564.451 ms  555.941 ms
13  po0-0.cambridge-bar.ja.net (146.97.35.10)  560.323 ms  560.377 ms  561.087 ms
14  route-enet-3.cam.ac.uk (146.97.40.50)  562.861 ms  559.136 ms  559.810 ms
15  route-cent-3.cam.ac.uk (192.153.213.194)  559.727 ms  562.341 ms  559.504 ms
16  hermes-v.csi.cam.ac.uk (131.111.8.59)  559.562 ms  559.973 ms  567.100 ms

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Comments {5}

Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate

from: _nicolai_
date: 3rd May 2006 22:23 (UTC)

Isn't that round-Africa cable finished yet, with Nairobi tied into it ?

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 4th May 2006 06:56 (UTC)

I don't know anything about that, but we certainly aren't connected by a land line.

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Nicolai The Hand Grenade of Courteous Debate

from: _nicolai_
date: 4th May 2006 13:15 (UTC)

This seems to indicate that it's not in existence yet. Mind you, the one on the west coast of Africa looks to have been screwed up by telco monopolies anyway.

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Tony Finch

from: fanf
date: 4th May 2006 13:22 (UTC)

Hasn't it been a telco monopoly since Cable & Wireless laid the telegraph lines along that route in the 19th C.?

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Mike

from: knell
date: 4th May 2006 09:46 (UTC)

Reminds me of the old days on the transatlantic link - very old-skool.

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