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Fast computer connection between Pico Veleta and Granada installed

A 2 Mbit/sec radio link has been installed connecting the computer networks at the telescope and in the Granada office. This link replaces the (slow and unreliable) modem connection and makes communication with the outside world faster and easier. Both the TCP/IP protocol (telnet, ftp) and DecNet protocol (SET HOST) are supported. This means that one can connect to other computers via telnet directly from any Vax or HP workstation at Pico Veleta.

However, connections to computers outside Spain may still be slow during the day. The bottle neck apparently is in Madrid, but there are plans to improve the situation.