[nSLUG] Bell Aliant FibreOP and Linux router

Daniel AJ Sokolov @mobile daniel at falco.ca
Sat Oct 12 09:22:46 ADT 2013

BTW: Bell Aliant has horrible support. They have no idea what they are doing. Very frustrating. Eastlink, on the other hand, excels with their support.

D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:
>I'm running into the Eastlink 250 bandwidth cap with my kids on
>and Skype and Youtube.  Game clients like WOW's 21 GB download doesn't
>either.  So I'm looking at options.
>I'm wondering how Bell Aliant's FibreOP "plays well with others".  I
>that and "Linux" but didn't find much.  One person alluded to their
>filtering out VoIP.  Doesn't seem reasonable nor likely.  Another
>Aliant's router provides its own DHCP for the LAN.   I'd hope that
>be disabled so I can run my own DHCP.  Another question is
>how does it connect and get an IP?  Is it still with PPoE or
>do they just support a DHCP client to get the public facing IP?
>I intend to run a Linux router with some port forwarding on inbound and
>with a dynamic DNS service.
>Are there issues I can expect to see going from Eastlink to FibreOP?
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