Networking in Africa...

alex at alex at
Mon Dec 2 22:36:20 UTC 2002

> >> fyi, all countries in africa are ip connected.  dunno how big your
> >> hands are, but there are over 50 countries in africa.
> >
> >Pardon me for not counting "allocated" addresses as IP connectivity.
> You're pardoned, but just barely.  Try some traceroutes, and you'll
> find that every country in Africa does indeed have some kind of IP
> connectivity.

Try finding some IP connectivity while in Nigeria. You would be
hard-pressed, even if you are willing to pay enormous $$.

> There seem to be a lot of ISPs who get little slices of IP from
> satellite carriers like in Denmark.  Much of the 419 spam
> I get from Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and other west African
> countries originates in cybercafes with satellite links.

Correction... *very* *few* satellite links.


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