Networking in Africa...

Martin Hannigan hannigan at fugawi.net
Tue Dec 3 04:29:49 UTC 2002


On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, Dan Hollis wrote:

>
> On Mon, 2 Dec 2002, fingers wrote:
> > i don't know if I've ever actually received 1 of those spam messages from
> > a host inside Nigeria
>
> About 45% of the nigerian scams I receive originate directly from nigerian
> IPs, another 45% originate from a2000.nl in the netherlands, and the last
> 10% from lagos.


Someone folks may remember from the list way back, Robbie Honkerkamp,
is working in Africa building net.

Here's an sample:


http://www.tangaza.com/Home/IntroStatic.html

http://www.rufaa.com/

Anyhow, I think the big problem in Africa is pipe size. It's
pretty neat that with small pipes people put up such big websites.


-M




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