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Date: Sun, 2 Oct 94 09:43 PDT
From: randy (Randy Bush)
To: Tony Rutkowski
Cc: Chand Samartunga ,
Subject: TCP/IP link to Sri Lanka
On 7 September 1994, a part-time scheduled TCP/IP link to Sri Lanka was
commissioned. The connection is by Lanka Internet Services, Ltd., an open
provider, i.e. academic, commercial, NGO, ... are all welcome. LISL is in
the process of providing a higher speed dedicated link. Within Sri Lanka,
LISL currently provides the full range of dialup PPP/SLIP services, as well
as dedicated lines, POPmail with DOS/Mac clients, ...
The impetus and initial funding came from Sri Lankans residing in the US,
students and ex-pat engineers who wanted to do their part to contribute to
building networking for Sri Lanka.
The link uses WorldBlazers in V.32bis mode between Morning Star PPP on
SunOS 4.1.3 (LK) and a BSDI system (US). The LK end occasionally tells the
US end to change the destination number in LK, as telephone services in LK
are in a state of flux. This bit of cruft turns out to work rather well.
For information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org, call +94 (7) 230 469, or surf