LifeinAsia - 11:49 pm on Apr 27, 2009 (gmt 0) [edited by: LifeinAsia at 11:51 pm (utc) on April 27, 2009]
Is there anyone that knows how soldiers get online when stationed (on temporary or long-term bases, say, iraq and germany) abroad?
When I was working overseas as a military contractor, the military maintained its own network that connected to the "real" Internet back in the States. So to be on base and access a server that might be physically located 10 miles away, the packets would have to travel all the way to the U.S., jump onto the Internet backbone, come back to (local country), then do the exact reverse for responding packets. Just before I left, I believe at least 1 local company had started offering DSL for people with on-base housing. (Not sure how it worked, but I assume it connected directly to their local routers instead of using the military's network.)
[edited by: LifeinAsia at 11:51 pm (utc) on April 27, 2009]