Iraqis work to restore Internet service
woody at pch.net
Tue May 27 11:08:40 UTC 2003
> In many countries which will not admit visitors with an Israeli
> stamp in their passport (Egypt, Syria, etc), the most popular method
> of internet cafe uplink is VSAT. One of the largest mideast VSAT
> carriers is Gilat - http://www.gilat.com , an Israeli company. Do
> the Syrians know their bits are flowing through routers in Tel
> Aviv? I would hope they don't care, or have good crypto, but the
> potential for snooping of traffic does exist.
Uh, to the best of my knowledge, that's the sole purpose of Gilat.
Subsidized transport in exchange for packet-inspection. But don't laugh,
as an American, it's your tax dollars at work.
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