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Re: [SLUG] ADSL
- To: jryland@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] ADSL
- From: "Simon Bryan" <sbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Nov 17 15:03:28 2000
- Organization: OLMC Parramatta
- Reply-to: sbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
One of the reasons Windows seems hard to setup is that a large number of
people selling their service as 'experts' are far from it! Wheras in other areas
you are expected to have some expertise before setting up shop! Not looking
for a platform war, I agree generally with you. Most things that *can* be done
in Windows can be done fairly quickly and with only a few reboots ;-) if you
know what to do.
> I can also confirm that ADSL for Linux works.
> I got the rp-pppoe-2_3_tar.gz package from roaring penguin, compiled it,
> ran it, added the adsl-start script to the init scripts and it worked fine
> without having to modify a thing. When the telstra guy came to install it
> from Windows, it like took him practically all day. Various things went
> wrong for him and he had to get some other guy in to help in. After they
> had gone it took about 5 minutes to setup the ppp over ethernet package on
> Linux. I really don't get why people say Windows is so easy to use, it
> just isn't true.
> On Friday 17 November 2000 08:34, George Vieira wrote:
> > I have it working perfectly with my own scripts and all..
> > Go to http://www.roaringpenguin.com for the program..
> > I can help with any config problems...
> > thanks,
> > George Vieira
> > Network Administrator
> > http://www.citadelcomputer.com.au
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> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Friday, November 17, 2000 7:30 PM
> > To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [SLUG] ADSL
> > Hi all,
> > I have a client who is interested in getting ADSL and running it through
> > a linux box. Does anyone have any experience/knowledge on the subject in
> > regards to Telstra's ADSL setup that they could either impart or point
> > me towards.
> > Cheers,
> > -Paul.
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Simon Bryan sbryan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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