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Re: [SLUG] Telstra ADSL & Debian vs RedHat
I've seen minimal problems with ADSL reliability however the advertised performance vs their actual performance does vary. (Actually, redundancy is something that Telstra have yet to discover - when they do the outages should go to almost 0).
I've run some tests between two Sydney connected ADSL sites running various traffic streams with different packet sizes and find that the best throughput I can get is 60kbps (on 512/128 -> 512/128 services). I contacted Telstra about this and they advised that they only advertise the physical capability of the service not what you will actually get (what crap).
If I designed an ISDN router that promised 128kbps throughput and only gave customers 60kbps I'd be out of a job.
I'm not finished with them yet.
At Wednesday, 2/05/2001 10:23 AM (+1000), Crossfire wrote:
>Michael X Haynes was once rumoured to have said:
>> Hi there,
>> Well I've been using Linux for the past 4 years for uni work and
>> havent looked back. I now plan to go broadband which is just great
>> for the linux box (linux without internet is not that great
>> right?). So I wanted to see if anyone has got ADSL running
>> effectively, and get a judgement of its service. My first preference
>> would be Optus Cable, but this building has a poor management and
>> the network is reluctant too ):
>Yes. I've been running a 512/128 ADSL for about 5 or 6 months now.
>The service in North Sydney is fairly reliable - I only loose my PPPoE
>session once every 4 or 5 days, and it usually comes back straight
>away. Telstra themselves hiccup, as does their performance. Given
>that I mostly use my link for reading web comics, IRC and a bit of
>development work it suits me fine.
>Given you've mentioned building management, it sounds like you're in a
>apartment block, and consequentially wouldn't be able to get
>> Lastly I have a friend who swears by the virtues of Debian over
>> mainstream Linux e.g RedHat, my current setup. Who will argue his
>> case? I may just change if someone can convince me. ;)
>Debian is good - apt-get will rock your world in terms of package
>maintenance, and when you get used to its differences, you'll find
>that its easily more sane than RedHat in many regards.
>And finally, if you do get ADSL, read the archives. We've detailed
>how to set up ADSL a number of times before.
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