From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Sun 27 May 2001 - 21:30:34 IST
On Sun, May 27, 2001 at 08:43:13PM +0000, Petra wrote:
> We have a ADSL test setup in one of our labs and I'd really like to run
i think i have a question that many ilug members might have, namely
what are you testing adsl for?
i'm mainly curious because if you're doing it for eircom (or any other
phone company) i'd hope that:
a) we get some credit for the help. this isn't that important,
but it would be nice. more important is...
b) my experience with broadband in the states is that broadband
providers are very, very, very linux, *bsd and unix unfriendly.
my main objection to this can best be described is that it's just
plain rude. unix and *bsd systems were used to design and build
the net and linux and *bsd systems were used in a huge number
of isp's. i don't expect support, but i do find the outright
hostility that many adsl and cable companies exhibit unwarrented.
i doubt peoples' answers to your questions will be conditional on my
concerns - in fact i hope my concerns are completely unrelated to the
quality/quantity of answers you get. but i must admit it's something
i'm curious about.
-- kevin at domain suberic.net "Maybe one day downtrodden poo-eaters will fork()'ed on 37058400 get a fair shake in Savage Love, but it's meatspace place: home not going to be today." http://suberic.net/~kevin --dan savage, "savage love"
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