Access Through PEACESAT
Internet, sometimes simply called "the Net," is a worldwide
system of computer networks. It was conceived by the Advanced Research
Projects Agency (ARPA) in 1969 and was first known as the ARPANET.
The Internet is now a public, cooperative network connecting hundreds
of millions of people worldwide. The majority of the users on the internet
use it for accessing the World Wide Web (often called "the Web")
or sending electronic mail (or e-mail).
PEACESAT has two separate and independent connections to
the Internet; one through the University of Hawaii (UH) and another through
T-1 links to local Internet Service Providers (ISPs). The former connection
is used to support the PEACESAT sites throughout the Pacific island region,
while the latter supports the Pacific Partners Network (PPN) sites.
in the Pacific island region that go through PEACESAT for their internet
access are connected through the University of Hawaii network. The
UH network currently has the following connections to the world:
DS-3 to the Internet
OC-3 to the Internet2
OC-3 to Australia Research Network
The users on the
Pacific Partners Network are connected to the Internet through three
(3) T-1 links to two (2) separate ISPs. Usually, a single device (i.e.
the main router for the PPN network) can only have one connection to
the Internet. However, this connection utilizes a routing protocol
called Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) which maintains the simultaneous
connection to the separate ISPs. This creates a level of redundancy
for the PPN Internet connection as well as load balancing capabilities.
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