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27830RE: [coldwarcomms] Mallard Communications Project

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  • Mike Cowen
    May 26, 2013
      I still remember when 56k was "fast". Relatively. :-)

      Though substantially OT here, I'd love to hear
      some of Doug's "war stories" of founding one of the first ISPs in the world.

      Mike


      At 03:03 PM 5/26/2013, you wrote:
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      >
      >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.
      >
      >john
      >
      >From:
      ><mailto:coldwarcomms%40yahoogroups.com>coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com
      >[mailto:coldwarcomms@yahoogroups.com] On
      >Behalf Of Mike Cowen
      >Sent: Sunday, May 26, 2013 5:00 PM
      >To: <mailto:coldwarcomms%40yahoogroups.com>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).
      >
      >Mike
      >
      >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:
      > >
      > ><<http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/74620
      > 9.pdf>http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/746209.pdf>http://www.dtic.mil/dti
      >c/tr/fulltext/u2/746209.pdf
      > >
      > >P1
      > >
      > >
      >
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