DShaw at exceed.com.au
Sun Aug 4 22:57:56 EST 2002
"Me too". No self-install option available (installed in December 2001)
although I vaguely recall the SpeedTouch Pro being an optional extra..
Incidentally, it is a trivial hack to change a SpeedTouch Home into a SpeedTouch
Pro. I won't provide links, but needless to say the information is readily
available (and I've personally seen it work).
I haven't done it here because I decided my OpenBSD box is a better
router/firewall than the Alcatel device and the next best thing to a native ATM
interface in that box was the SpeedTouch Home in its default (bridging) mode.
I (somewhat reluctantly) give Telstra's ADSL service the thumbs up. I can't
complain about the service's general availability, although comments from others
on the poor reliability of their DNS servers are valid.
I was reading an announcement recently that OzEmail has entered the ADSL market
in Canberra. I was surprised to see that their pricing was quite competitive in
comparison. I'm on Telstra's 512/128 3GB plan and currently pay $94/month. For
$5/month more I could have 512/128 from OzEmail with another 1GB download quota
and uploads don't count. Pity I'm not a big downloader..
Now, if only Telstra would offer static IP on "Big Pond Broadband" ADSL I could
ditch my permanent modem connection to Big Pond Direct.
From: Brad Hards [mailto:bhards at bigpond.net.au]
Sent: Fri 2/08/2002 11:39
To: Daniel McNamara
Cc: linux at lists.samba.org <mailto:linux at lists.samba.org>
Subject: Re: Telstra ADSL
I wasn't offered the STP. When I signed up, it was only the "home" model.
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