NTL and cable modems

Damien Dye damien at shefnet.org.uk
Wed Jul 16 15:44:26 PDT 2003


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Declan. Moriarty" <declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie>
To: <blfs-support at linuxfromscratch.org>
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2003 5:35 PM
Subject: NTL and cable modems


> NTL are giving a 50% discount on cable modems for a year. They are not
> ideal isps. They cut off a 56k modem after 10 minutes idle or 2 hours
> online. My phones (also on the digital cable) have been off for a week
> recently, before they came out. They swapped their box, and farted
> around for an hour before they found out the service had been switched
> off at _the_other_end :-((. The bills were paid - they had been working
> on the guy next door and evidently messed up.
>
> They are offering 600kb for ¤20 per month, or 150kb for ¤15 per month. I
> already pay ¤12.50 per month for 56kb access (a flat rate). They claim
> to be using dhcp with dynamic ip assignment, so I'd get a different ip
> every time I log in. They claim if you're not off long, you are more
> likely to get your old ip back, but if you are off some time, it will be
> different. They do not believe any user would ever use linux - the
> question I answer most often to NTL is "What is Linux?" They _do_not_
> want a domain name registered to my downline box, and cite traffic
> reasons. Personally, I believe it's business reasons.
>
>
> I'd need a kernel rebuild, another nic, a cable modem, and a firewall, I
> gather. Anything else? Is there a concise no nonsense guide to this
> anywhere? I don't know if I'm able for the Cable Modem Howto; I'm
> certainly not if it's anything like the ppp howto.

all you need is a dhcp client. :-)


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> With best Regards,
>
>
> Declan Moriarty.
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