April 14th, 2005

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12:41 am - I AM KING DORK.
Bellsouth ADSL and Time-Warner cable modem - multi-homed, dynamically load-balanced, automatic redundant failover.  IN MY LIVING ROOM.

NAT Statistics WAN 1 WAN 2
Connection Status Connected Connected
Default Loading Share 50% 50%
Current Loading Share 70%  29% 
Current Loading Sessions 48 11
Bytes 408K 168K
Packets 462 165
Current Bandwidth Download Speed 385 KB/s 164 KB/s
Upload Speed 23 KB/s 3 KB/s
Interface Statistics WAN 1 WAN 2
Interface Usage  85%  14%
Over All Bytes received 48 MB 11 MB
Bytes transmitted 20 MB 357 KB
Total 68 MB 11 MB

Suck it, bitches.

Current Mood: fucking leet
Current Music: Geto Boys - Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangsta

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From: mcdrewbie
Date: April 13th, 2005 - 09:53 pm
why is this needed?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 13th, 2005 - 09:58 pm
Any and all residential ISPs (and most small-business-grade commercial ISPs) are prone to frequent intermittent failure. And they just... don't... give a shit. I can pick Time-Warner, who will go 3 months without a problem but then drop me for 5min-3hrs at a time three or four times a day for a few days or a few weeks until finally they get their shit temporarily straight again... or I can go with BellSouth's DSL, which is more predictably "frequently broken" and considerably lower bandwidth.

Suck, or suck? You choose!

Now, no worries. One or the other of them may be down at any given time, but the odds of BOTH of them being down SIMULTANEOUSLY approximate the odds of a power outage.

(It may not be a big deal to *you* if *your* internet access goes out for 5 minutes or an hour, but it can be CRITICAL for me when I'm remotely administering a machine in another state.)

From: mcdrewbie
Date: April 17th, 2005 - 06:03 am
ah i was just wondering

thanks for the clarification

[User Picture] From: twinkyehs
Date: April 13th, 2005 - 10:08 pm

Hey i have a question

When choosing just one of the ISP's which one would you go with if you could only go with one. Thanks for the help.


[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 13th, 2005 - 10:11 pm

Re: Hey i have a question

Oh, Time-Warner, no question. Roughly the same cost, no phone line required, double the bandwidth, no PPPoE bullshit to deal with = teh win.

And if you don't move into an apartment complex that was originally (and crappily) wired for cable 20 or 30 years ago, you may very well never have a single issue.

[User Picture] From: enotnert
Date: April 14th, 2005 - 04:42 am
jim, youre making me horny man, stop it. . . . .

[User Picture] From: theonyx
Date: April 14th, 2005 - 05:32 am
What device are you using to execute this, aside from the two modems?

[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: April 14th, 2005 - 06:25 am
his vestigial penis

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: April 14th, 2005 - 11:20 am
Xincom XC-DPG502.

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