From: Baldwin_James at domain emc.com
Date: Fri 19 Oct 2001 - 10:42:16 IST
Yeah..saw that too...but I hear latency with satellite is in the +500
milliseconds range ..urgh....that's just nasty!
I hate when someone decribes their features as "Super-fast (Downloads)"
5 x T3's would be super fast.. not 400 kBIT/sec
"Future Proof System" - As long as technology stays static!
The nature of the satellite connection is good for Web browsing and for
downloading of files. Because of long latency compared with purely
land-based systems, interactive applications such as online
gaming(AAARRRGGGHHH!) are not compatible with satellite networks
"It would be out of this world to get an extra-terrestrial Net service
going, but I wouldn't be over the moon about it..." - Taken from the
journal of an assinated comedian :)
From: John McCormac [mailto:jmcc at domain hackwatch.com]
On Fri, 19 Oct 2001, Fergal Moran wrote:
> Have a look at
> Offering 400/128K 2 way satellite bandwith for £125 a month - £632 setup
and £299 installation - nationwide. Spoke to them on the phone just there
and it IS static IP addresses and comes with a router so should be linux
friendly but the operator clammed up when I asked about shared bandwith -
but a brochure is on the way which will answer all my questions.
If the satellite IP connectivty is supplied by OnStar then you are SOL.
Onstar just pulled out of Europe according to theregister.co.uk.
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