From: Petra (uno at domain eircom.net)
Date: Sun 03 Jun 2001 - 00:46:34 IST
Sorry for the slow reply to you Kevin, and the group.
I've been away for most of last week.
kevin lyda wrote:
> 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
> > some
> i think i have a question that many ilug members might have, namely
> what are you testing adsl for?
Well I work for a Telecoms training centre. We have just installed a
number of ADSL access nodes for training purposes which are accessing a
Linux web server through an ATM switch and an IP router. I have been
involved in the installation of the system and I want to demonstrate the
speed and reliability of ADSL during the training courses.
I guess that video streaming and videophone stuff would be really good
demonstrations, but I also want to show a measurement of the available
So what is the best way to measure the available bandwidth + latency?
Are there any good applications out there for this?
> 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...
I don't work for Eircom...!
> 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.
The ADSL "modems" we are using will work with Linux, or any other
system that can drive an Ethernet card. It's configured via a web
has the ability to do NAT (when in routing mode)
I guess that I could organise some demos to ILUG members if there is
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