Brett Pemberton <brett.pemberton(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 2:53 PM, Jason White
Toby Corkindale <toby(a)dryft.net> wrote:
How good is cable (especially DOCSIS 3) in Melbourne now?
At my old house, it was very good for downloads (80Mb/s down, ~ 2Mb/s up).
Moved less than a km away, and now it's 20Mb/s down, 1.2Mb/s up.
It used to be
unfriendly to Linux, requiring, as I recall, a special login tool for Telstra
and restricting "servers" from being run under Optus, and I'm not sure
speed or reliability.
Not any more. I use their provided modem, plugged into a dd-wrt
Absolutely stable and no problems at all.
Completely OS agnostic.
Excellent. The uptake of mobile devices is certainly going to help Linux users
in this respect: a service that requires a specific operating system (or one
of a handful of systems) will become less attractive over time. Supporting a
range of mobile operating systems is more effort than it is worth, when one
can simply offer a modem or router that implements standard protocols.
Linux in its various forms simply adds to the diversty - not "officially"
supported by ISPs, but compatible thanks to networking standards.