[nSLUG] Experience with FiberOp?

Joel Maxuel j.maxuel at gmail.com
Mon Dec 4 07:34:21 AST 2017

Hi all,

Thanks for the information.  I ended up cancelling the installation as I
cannot abide by their acceptable use policy.  Even though there are no caps
(nor where I am now), with Fibe they have the right to approach you on your
data usage and if need be, suspend service.

What really got me though is that running an SSH service to remote access
your system is considered by them as a "disruptive activity" and prohibited.


Ideally, yes, I should have a business account given these gripes.  But
also, the above were never an issue with my current provider, only the
random blocking of VPN servers (which I rarely use or need).  Finally,
given the added cost for a business account, it seems easier to stay where
I am.

Joel Maxuel

"One should strive to achieve, not sit in bitter regret."
 - Ronan Harris / Mark Jackson

On Sun, Dec 3, 2017 at 8:05 PM, D G Teed <donald.teed at gmail.com> wrote:

> The modem they supplied for me had telnet open to the world even with the
> "firewall on".
> I nmap'ed my neighbours, and the /24 subnet above and below me.  About 21%
> had telnet open.
> I replaced mine with an Asus router using Merlin WRT firmware which
> supports the VLAN tagging
> required of Bell's fibre op and TV solution.
> For TV, it is crazy.  Put a PIN on purchases, even if you don't have
> kids.  Entering
> a channel you don't get causes the next nearest one to be selected.
> My Dad is in his 80's and his bill came back with Power Rangers and The
> Smurfs movie.
> Yeah, they have a prompt on purchasing the show with only an OK button
> and no cancel or other option.
> On Sat, Dec 2, 2017 at 10:52 AM, Daniel MacKay <daniel at bonmot.ca> wrote:
>> > ?  As well, are they flexible enough for advanced features such as port
>> forwarding?
>> Yes - I have a port forwarded for a webcam.
>> > - If hosting any services on the side (I have remote access stuff
>> enabled for my mobile devices) do you find that the IP address changes often
>> Mine’s changed maybe 3 times in 5 years. But dynamic dns is still your
>> friend.
>> > or any sort of blocking of ports?
>> Not that I’ve noticed.
>> > - Any other considerations I should be aware of?
>> Reliability and performance really are magnificent. I get a very
>> consistent 128M down, 50M up from speedtest.net
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