NTL and their probs --> DHCP
declan.moriarty at ntlworld.ie
Mon Oct 18 03:20:06 PDT 2004
DJ Lucas wrote:
> Declan Moriarty wrote:
>> At least you _have_ services, it's just your own server you have issues
>> My situation has changed in the last 24 hours. I am on NTL with phone
>> and dialup, which is fed via cable, and run from a box in the attic.
>> Apparently NTL has declared these boxes a safety hazard, and
>> instructed all
>> it's customers to unplug them and find another service provider.
>> That lands me without email, phones, or phone numbers.
> Woah! sorry, completely missed that line! Did they provide any
> assistance at all in finding different providers?
> Reply in chat please if possible.
Well finally it is possible.
My phones have gone, and transferring the number was not a possibility
due to routing issues. Fortunately the bulk of
my business has the mobile, and this will remain unchanged.
My dialup is Internet Connection is gone. I had a contractor out on
Saturday who installed a cable modem and failed to
set it up under windoze. He went at setting up the network from IE :-(.I
managed, however. I can now pick up my mail
and hopefully send it also. Wish me luck on that!
I have no Internet access inder linux currently, which is a huige pain.
It wants names, numbers, etc. It also needed a different
kernel, but that didn't hold me for long.
NTL's Services are on an Analogue & digital line around the area for
cable TV. Their letter recalled a box from my attic
which generated 2 phone lines from the Analogue line. Their letter
simply recalled the box, and suggested finding a differtent
service provider. Only one other company provides phone lines :-/. The
words 'fire risk' were heard together, but everyone
knew they were losing money on it anyhow. Bugger this, I thought, I'll
decide if it is a fire risk. I opened the box despite the
security screws and found that it _was_ a fire risk for 2 reasons.
1. They had an aluminium box over 95% of it, including a Switch Mode
Power supply. These fail, and there would be no
cooling, available, but there would be an area for the flames to exit.
2. They had a lead-acid backup battery (capable of ~25A in a short
ciurcuit) feeding into 3 amp pvc coated wire outside the box.
I am unsure whether I am now on ntl.ie, or ntlworld.ie. I have no IP or
anything to try and fix a few options on. Using "Route print"
from a dos box gives me 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 which appear to be
dns servers. I also see 188.8.131.52 (Ripe in Holland
again). Where is asssniffer when you need it? (Part of a trojan - sub
seven, I think, which sniffs IPs.)
I have the kernel rebuilt, with everything everyone says, I have
dhclient installed. The BLFS setup is just marvellous - NOT!
*cat > /etc/sysconfig/network-devices/ifconfig.eth0 << "EOF"*
DHCP_START="/[place appropriate start parameters here]/"
DHCP_STOP="-r /[add additional stop parameters here]/"
Where does that get me?
*cat > /etc/dhclient.conf << "EOF"*
prepend domain-name-servers 127.0.0.1;
request subnet-mask, broadcast-address, time-offset, routers,
domain-name, domain-name-servers, host-name;
require subnet-mask, domain-name-servers;
# end dhclient.conf
I get syntax errors from this. All the thing is doing is looking on
255.255.255.255 and apparently there's nothing there.
In other words, life goes on as usual.
With Best Regards,
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