[rescue] blue iMac and Verizon DSL

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Wed May 24 23:27:43 CDT 2006

On Wed, 24 May 2006, Bill Bradford wrote:

> SBC doesn't even give you a choice - but at least the modems they send
> out now (SpeedStream 4100/5100) handle that part of it and just hand
> DHCP to whatever you plug in via Ethernet.

...provided you only need one IP address.  Hence, mine is configured to
be a media-converted only.  I have a BSD box doing the PPPoE[0] garbage.

[0] Still don't understand how the -phone company- (which has a
     dedicated circuit per-customer, and they -have to- know what goes
     where) requires PPPoE and the cable company (which uses a
     shared-media network) doesn't.  I suspect the answer rhymes with
     "mucking boots".
Jonathan Patschke   )  "The telephone is an antiquity...it is an
Elgin, TX          (   outmoded device which constantly disrupts
USA                 )  work."        --Ralf Huetter of Kraftwerk

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