[ILUG] [OT] Accomodation
vincent at cunniffe.net
Thu Feb 22 13:40:38 GMT 2001
Niall O Broin wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 22, 2001 at 12:59:04PM +0000, Vincent Cunniffe wrote:
>> topic, the house is wired for cat5, has a 100MB switch, Surf No
>> Limits dial-up, ISDN, and a Linux server controlling the lot.
> Not interested in the room (hence this is on list) but I'm curious about the
> setup and I'm sure I'm not the only one - are you using Surf No Limits
> dial-up over a modem on an A/D converter on one of the ISDN channels (in
> which case, which kind of connection speed do you get ?) or is Surf No
> Limits now available in ISDN flavour ?
I've actually asked SNL for over a year now about ISDN : I ring them once
every couple of months and query whether they're going to make it
available on ISDN. They always answer 'Dunno' or 'Possibly in a few months'.
So, I run SNL over a conventional modem, analog line, leaving the ISDN
free for high-volume downloads, gaming, or use during the day when it's far
cheaper than SNL.
> P.S. And another piece of curiosity - in a shared house does sharing a Surf
> No Limits connection (matter a damn whether it's ISDN or modem - max. of 64
> kbits/s anyway) not lead to friction when one user decides to start
> downloading something large before going down the pub ?
Nah, any large downloads tend to get put onto ISDN or I just wget them on
the Linux box overnight (it's crontabbed to shut off at 07:00). On a good
weekend with 'wget -c -t0' you can grab a 600MB ISO.
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