[nSLUG] Bell Aliant FibreOP and Linux router
syorke at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 10:00:39 ADT 2013
I have been on Eastlink Business for about 5 yrs now. No caps, public
IPs, etc. I have only been down a few times over the 5 yrs and the
longest was for almost a day. They credited me a month of service when
I was down for a day and credited a couple days when down for an hour
or two. I know most would not pay $265 a month for internet but I
depend on it.
When I looked at transferring to FibreOP there is no static IP plan.
Their reps seemed quite lacking with internet terms. I had to tell the
first person what a static IP was. I quickly got the feeling they
are/were a bubblegum internet provider even though they are huge in
If I were you, I would just drop my plan with EastLink to a non-capped
plan. I download/transfer terabytes of data some months, the most being
6TB one month, and would never survive on a capped plan with anyone.
But the above is just my 2 cents from experiences.
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Sent: 2013-10-12 9:23 AM
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Bell Aliant FibreOP and Linux router
BTW: Bell Aliant has horrible support. They have no idea what they are
doing. Very frustrating. Eastlink, on the other hand, excels with
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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