[nSLUG] Anyone on Redhat and Eastlink?

Chris R. Thompson chris.thompson at solutioninc.com
Thu Apr 10 23:11:27 ADT 2014

You forget that the low residential package is a 0 limit package... meaning they dont monitor bandwidth. And yes they do take over your dns.... doesnt mean you cant hard code google in there.

This isnt a problem with service but networking.... most likely an mtu or a faulty nic causing these latency issues... check the ifstats on the host os and transfer internally... or from another site.... certainly not enough information for anything more than speculation on my part.


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From: Paul Russell <prussellster at gmail.com> 
Date:04/10/2014  9:06 PM  (GMT-04:00) 
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca> 
Subject: Re: [nSLUG] Anyone on Redhat and Eastlink? 

Not related to Linux, but in my experience Eastlink offers a very different residential package from a business package. The tech support is much better and is open 24/7 with business, and they do a -lot- of port blocking for the residential package. I also believe that they have a different DNS configuration for residential than business, but have not confirmed that.

The rationale is that they want business users to pay more for the business package, instead of just get a home package. For my money, it's -always- worth it to get a business package.


On Thu, Apr 10, 2014 at 1:06 PM, Stephen Yorke <syorke at gmail.com> wrote:
I do not have this issue.  My virtual environment has Red Hat, CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SLED, OpenSUSE and Mint.

But I am on Eastlinks business 40/20 package which is really just an extension of their home internet as I can plug in to their modem directly and still get a DHCP address as well.

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From: francis picabia
Sent: 2014-04-10 12:19 PM
To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group
Subject: [nSLUG] Anyone on Redhat and Eastlink?

I'm having trouble using yum update on Redhat, with network
stalled talking to the akamai servers such as

It is reproducible on several boxes, and on each this
was working fine 3 days ago.

mtr seems to show 60% packet loss getting to this server.

Can anyone else confirm this is an Eastlink + Redhat issue
at the present time?

RHEL does not have public mirrors to select from.  There
is a yum plugin for fastest mirror section, which helps
for epel, but does nothing about core Redhat repos.

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