[clug] Recommendations for a DSL link
sjenkin at canb.auug.org.au
Tue Dec 9 12:21:01 GMT 2003
My nephew in Sydney got onto Swiftel http://www.swiftdsl.com.au/.
Works very well for him. Static IP's - even on Residential plan.
Only problems have ever been with Telstra & DSLAM. Swiftel use as
little of Telstra infrastructure as they can..
Good rates [$6/Gb?] too.
Have MRTG on-line for you to look at.
Name | Region 1 Monthly Access | Region 2 Monthly Access | Included
Downloads | Excess Downloads Per MByte | Upload Rate Per Mbyte | ADSL
Line Activation Charge* | Initial Contract Period | IP Address Type
10: 512/512/6GB $100.00 $110.00 6 gbytes $0.006 Free $140.00 3 Months
11: 512/512/12GB $130.00 $140.00 12 gbytes $0.006 Free $140.00 3 Months
On Tue, 2003-12-09 at 21:01, Daniel McNamara wrote:
> I know it's off topic for this list and it's been asked a few times but
> I've got some specific needs for a DSL link and I was hoping someone
> here could point me in a good direction.
> A DSL link of at least 512/128 (would prefer 512/512)
> Usage of around 6Gb/month (unlimited would be nice but not required)
> Ability to run servers
> No shaping or "peak times" weirdness
> Now the tough one. A static /29 assignment
> Why I'm after this:
> I run a network of machines to run a website and various other services
> to help support students doing courses at CIT. I do part time teaching
> at CIT (mainly for the Linux based courses) and set up website to
> provide extra resources for students and also to try and demonstrate
> what we teach so they can see what we're talking about is actually relevant.
> The website has grown and changed quite a lot since it's inception and
> I've started adding extra services such as webmail and I'm planning to
> bring in a whole bunch more such as instant messenging via a public
> Jabber server. The entire network is powered by open source products
> sitting on some fairly robust second hand machines (eBay is my friend..)
> Other things:
> I've got a budget of approx. $150/month set aside for bandwidth costs.
> Of course cheaper would be better.
> Link I currently have is unfortunately not part of the fast churn
> process (long story involving a certain monopolistic communications
> company) so when/if I do move this link across it means the oh so fun
> process of terminating my current link and getting the new one
> activated. Prefer to avoid as much down time as possible but I know the
> wonderful world of DSL provision can have it's hiccups. At least I know
> the line is able to get DSL.
> I would prefer to deal with a local ACT company and am willing to
> entertain some form of low level of advertising on the site if need be
> to secure a decent deal (be aware the website doesn't exactly get
> flooded with visitors however).
> Oh and due to location of servers (my flat) Transact is sadly not an option.
> Any help or pointers greatly appreciated.
Steve Jenkin, Unix Sys Admin
0412 786 915 (+61 412 786 915)
PO Box 48, Kippax ACT 2615, AUSTRALIA
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