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27829RE: [coldwarcomms] Mallard Communications Project

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  • John K Scoggin, Jr
    May 26, 2013
      I recall the "big upgrade" on the NSFnet from 56kbps trunks to T-1. My
      employer had a Telebit dialup link via UUnet (formerly used for UUCP
      networking) which was active on-demand (which rapidly turned into a 7x24
      dial connection from Delaware to Arlington VA). It wasn't long before we
      moved to a 56Kbps DDS link.

      Those were the days.


      From: coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com [mailto:coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com] On
      Behalf Of Mike Cowen
      Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2013 5:00 PM
      To: coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [coldwarcomms] Mallard Communications Project

      An interesting concept. It's interesting to note
      the cancellation date is about the time ARPANET
      went online, and that we're most likely using its
      non-secure successor right now. The notion of
      1-5Mb/s global links must have been jaw dropping
      in 1969 - especially considering what we've
      previously discussed here of NASA's network, and
      what it took to get a fraction of that bandwidth
      in the same era (granted this study was for a post 1975 system).


      At 11:31 AM 5/26/2013, you wrote:
      >A multi national comms network from the 1960's & cancelled about 1970.
      >Here is one of the few websites with any detail:

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