From: Rob Hill (robhill at domain indigo.ie)
Date: Wed 19 May 1999 - 13:33:18 IST
I don't know if anyone saw or posted this, but I will anyway...
Was just reading this months ComputerScope - article on Cable Internet,
with regards to CMI -
"'On every cable modem that we ship out, we're banning it broadcasting
on ports 136 to 139 which is the NetBIOS broadcast, so it doesn't
broadcast its network neighbourhood address,'" says Moran.
"Domestic users are allowed access at 128kbit/s in both directions for a
flat rate of <insert pound symbol here>30 per month;...."
that, btw is approx 440/year inc VAT.....after 150 punt modem
"All of the major applications such as the Web server, e-mail server and
primary domain name server run on rack-mounted Compaq ProLiant 3000
Windows NT machines with 512Gbyte RAM and 30Gbyte RAID 5 storage. To
enhance the speed of service, popular Web pages are cached using
Microsoft Proxy server, which has 30Gbyte allocated for the purpose.
Many of the server components are hot swappable. 'We've built in a good
amount of redundancy,' says Moran. 'For example if the Radius server
dies, the Nortel Networks box sees that it's dead and automatically goes
to a different Radius server and gets its users from that.'
'So far we've had no downtime in about eight months...that's no downtime
worth recording, we may have had the odd server that we've had to
reboot, but I've chosen the best of kit, we haven't shied away from
investing lots of money in good kit, that's why we bought Nortel, that's
why we bought Compaq,' Moran concludes."
wait and see how often they have to reboot when (if) they get busy......
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