[SunRescue] dsl advice

Reagen Ward ward at zilla.nu
Wed Aug 9 01:13:53 CDT 2000

I've got 416/416 SDSL from Northpoint running to a Solaris 2.6 box, used to be
DHCP with no issues, now static (of course no issues).  Never heard of binding
it to the MAC of the NIC, that's just plain evil.  Had it working via SWBell
aDSL, as well as Northpoint iDSL, all with no problems whatsoever.

Watch out for using an HP with DSL, as many DSL providers use classless subnets
(nothing wrong with that) and HPs tend to have problems with some classless
subnet schemes, and there is no patch as of yet.


On Tue, Aug 08, 2000 at 08:35:41PM -0700, Kurt Nowak wrote:
> Hello all,
> Im planning on getting DSL service installed in the near future, but Im
> still deciding on what service/ISP to chose. I dont need anyting fancy
> like SDSL...regular ADSL with a dynamic IP is ok.....Anyone have any
> advice and or preferences? Im especially concerned with the ease of
> implementing one of my Sparcs to run OpenBSD as a firewall/NAT to be the
> internet gateway for my home lan. I notice many DSL services have it so
> the DSL modem is bound to the MAC address of the network card... Is
> there anything else i should be concerned with? Im looking at earthlink
> right now because the seem to have a good reputation and are one of the
> few providers in my area...anyone have any gripes with them? Id hate to
> buy into a contract and then find out that i wont be able to work my
> Sparcs into the picture!
> Thanks for any help
> Kurt
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