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Re: [chat] "Real" Internet Connections
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- Subject: Re: [chat] "Real" Internet Connections
- From: Jobst Schmalenbach <jobst@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 8 11:39:02 2001
- Organization: Barrett Consulting Group Pty Ltd
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On Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 10:50:39AM +1000, Craige McWhirter (Craige.McWhirter@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> Thus spake Jobst Schmalenbach, on Mon, Oct 08, 2001 at 09:58:07AM +1000:
> > On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 07:30:02PM +1000, Jeff Waugh (jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx) wrote:
> > > <quote who="Minh Van Le">
> > >
> > > > If normal residential DSL is so unreliable, what do the dedicated
> > > > servers and ISPs host their sites on ?
> > >
> > > Minh,
> > >
> > > Have a look at this page from connect.com.au:
> > >
> > > http://www.connect.com.au/docs/permconnections/types.html
> > >
> > > You can learn a lot about this stuff just by finding out about the products
> > > that providers such as AAPT, Connect and Telstra offer.
> > ^^^^ ^^^^^^
> > Thats the sam bunch (aapt == connect).
> oooh, tiggy touch-wood here.
> > connect is a branch of aapt.
> Um ,technically yes. With the exception that Connect and AAPT offer
> quite different services (though some over lap - have I contradicted
> myself yet?). Connect will actually sell you AAPT competitors products
> and in most circumstance I've dealt with connect, they have recommended
> the AAPT competitors infrastructure.
> I think the general dissemination is that AAPT are a wanna be telco and
> Connect are a wanna be ISP.
Mmmh. I have heard so many people complain with other REAL ISP's that
their line quality is crap, their downloading speeds suck etc etc.
 [root@ronnie] /var/log #ROOT# >cat /var/log/messages* | grep "Connect: ppp"
Sep 7 10:26:19 piquet pppd: Connect: ppp0 <--> /dev/ttyS1
 [root@ronnie] /var/log #ROOT# >
That tells me that my modem connections has been up since September 7th (HW replace).
Here is an example of downloading:
6000 2 0 2 0 | 232 3 0 3 0
6000 2 0 2 0 | 120 3 0 3 0
4500 3 0 3 0 | 156 3 0 3 0
Not bad for a 56K modem connection to a "wanna be" ISP, this is binary
downloading a file from USA and normally wiggles around the 6K(+--.2) barrier.
(this supports 15 people in our office .... ).
Mmmmhh, I'd rather stay with a wanna be ISP ;-)
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