TransACT network

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at
Fri Sep 28 10:41:40 EST 2001

At 9:53 AM +1000 28/9/2001, andrew at wrote:
>On Fri, 28 Sep 2001, Kim Holburn wrote:
>>  One of the techs told me it would be in the reserved ip space
>>  10.x.x.x so I tried firing of a few (thousand;-) pings but got no
>>  response.  If anyone wants to try grabbing a 10.x.x.x ip number
>>  sometime and see if we can exchange ICMP packets;-)
>As I said, I've tried sniffing the network, and there is no traffic on it
>except that related to my PPPoE link.

If it's a decent switching fabric that's what I'd expect, well 
perhaps a little broadcast "Ethernet" traffic.  How does "Ethernet" 
scale with that many hosts. Does anything answer a dhcp call?

>Doesn't matter how my end is
>configured - if I can't talk to anyone but the router, and nobody but the
>router can talk to me, and the router only wants to talk PPPoE.... we can
>either go through our respective ISPs (and pay for the privilege), or wait
>for transact to set up something else for us to connect to.
>If you want to try anyway, I've set the IP on my external interface to
> (netmask  Go nuts trying to reach it.

I'll try and get time this evening but it might have to be next week. 
I'll try on and then perhaps

>>  He also told me they were going to use macrovision to stop anyone
>>  recording video.  Good move:-(
>Well, last time I tried, there was no macrovision crap.  An "evil pirate
>hacker" could tape VOD movies!  If they had any worth watching, that might
>be tempting....
>I hear one can buy de-macrovising boxes for $notmuch.  Personally, I have
>a tv tuner card and a large hard disk - if I ever feel the burning need to
>record something and find it's been macrovised, I can always fall back to

Kim Holburn  Network Consultant  P/F: +61 2 61258620 M: +61 0417820641
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