[svlug] AT&T DSL - any snags?

Richard Sharpe rsharpe at richardsharpe.com
Thu Mar 23 18:18:50 PST 2006

I can answer some of these, although I am switching to Comcast for a 

> Right now AT&T has a pretty good DSL promotion and I might just take
> advantage of it. But being a Linux user I'm thinking of the usual snags:
> Will it work out of the box with a fairly recent Linux distribution?
> (with pppoe or something like that)
> Or do they require some special software that only works on Windows/Mac?

Works for me with FC3. Did so with RH9 as well.

> Do they block incoming connections on ports 21, 22, 25, 80, 443? Any
> other ports being blocked?

They don't block 22. I don't use the rest. However, I imagine that 
wouldn't block them.

> Do they do traffic shaping on BitTorrent? Latency mangling on VoIP?


Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]richardsharpe.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com

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