[svlug] AT&T DSL - any snags?

Ken Blake kblake2 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 23 19:18:37 PST 2006


On 3/23/06, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote:
> 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?

I had to run some windows software to initialize it - don't really
know what it did.
It also had to be done with the box connected directly to the modem - couldn't
go through a firewall.  After that I connected the modem to my firewall/router
and my linux box just worked.

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

They block port 25.  I was using another isp for email for several
months then one
day it stopped working.  I filed a report and the response was I had
to use them
for sending email.

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

I don't do these.


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