> Interesting.....what confuses me is how they can support Cu-SeeMe/Quake
> but not support H.323 applications. One wonders what kind of
> proxy/firewall they got going.
>Ok, pardon my ignorance, but what's a H.233 application? Nerd.
> Q.15 Can a company have more than one ADSL connection, for
> redundancy/up time?
> A. No, BTopenworld do not guarantee service on ADSL connections, therefore
> you can not use an additional ADSL line for redundancy/up-time.
>> There was an article on some american site last week, about load balancing
> across multiple ADSL lines to get a cheaper T1. Seeems their trying to nip
> that idea in the bud as well.
>Yup, they're very definitely trying to keep business and personal separate. For
instance, if you go into their main broadband pages, they're all talk about
"Service Providers" - i.e. there doesn't seem to be any information on them
providing broadband to businesses themselves. I reckon that's because they've
been regulated (Hello? Etain?), and they can't afford to sell it direct. :)
> Ahhh well...that's how a decent telco can do it, now lets sit back and
> watch how eircom do..... :)
>You mean watch how Eircon screw it up? I only said that to someone the other
day - DSL has been around for a good while now, but I betcha Eircon will still
be able to screw it up. It doesn't matter how good they set it up anyway - I had
a lineman in recently, and he told me straight out that the network is screwed.
The copper is hanging onto the poles by a thread at this stage, and they
certainly ain't gonna fix it when the local loop is gonna be taken off them.
On that subject, I got a phone call from Landsdowne Market Research yesterday,
with a project sponsored by Eircon. It was classic - I was piddling meself
laughing when he was asking the questions. Like, when he asked me why I stopped
doing business with Eircon, I took great pleasure in telling him it was "because
they're crap". And when he was going through a list of companies, asking which
I've heard of, he got a constant stream of invective - "THEM? HUH!", "Shower o'
bastards", "Irish Multichannel? Sure they can't even run the network they
I decided to be honest with the ratings though. Funny though, that even with the
honesty, Eircon consistently got 1's and 2's (with the exception of the repair
services, which got a resounding 4, because the line men are sound), and Esat
Telecom came out with consistent 4's and 5's. And let's be honest, EsatClear can
be a fairly crappy service, but it's still waaay better than Eircon.
Ye gods, did I write all that? What the hell is WRONG with me?! I've got WORK to
Eircon - Go Führer
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