Jason White <jason(a)jasonjgw.net> writes:
Toby Corkindale <toby(a)dryft.net> wrote:
sigh. yeah, but it'll be 2020 by the time we
get rid of them, and in
the meantime I'd really, really like to have vaguely-usable internet
How good is cable (especially DOCSIS 3) in Melbourne now? 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.
You are remembering "heartbeat".
There was a perl script that faked it on Linux ca. 2005,
but Telstra stopped needing it a few years later.
Can't find a Wikipedia reference, but
Re "contention?" downthread, my vague recollection is that the bandwidth
is shared by everyone on the street, so it's fast as long as everyone
else on the street has DSL.
Cf. DSL runs over a dedicated copper pair between you and the exchange.