Anybody else observed that bigben gained about 19 years at about 1:25pm
Tue Jan 1 14:54:33 NZDT 2002
$ /usr/sbin/ntpdate -q truechimer.waikato.ac.nz
server 18.104.22.168, stratum 2, offset -0.001089, delay 0.04276
1 Jan 14:49:38 ntpdate: adjust time server 22.214.171.124 offset
$ /usr/sbin/ntpdate -q bigben.clix.net.nz
server 126.96.36.199, stratum 1, offset 619315199.998172, delay 0.03613
1 Jan 14:49:55 ntpdate: step time server 188.8.131.52 offset
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I was having a look though the documents here:
I was a bit disappointed at the lack of Local Loop access but there seemed
to be some positive talk about the Bitstream service.
However the last three pages (Appendix 5) of the Final Report Appendices
basically define this as a 128up/256down service with VOIP, video and similar
functionality specifically excluded.
In other words Telecom will only have to open up a minimal level ADSL
service slightly faster than Jetstart (with a recommended provisioning
cost of $185 ) .
I also see nothing about removing the requirement for all home customers
with DSL to also have a voice phone line so I presume it's still in there
which means that their be no option to replace home customer's main phone
line with a VOIP system (like some people are doing in the US) or for
people just to use their cellphones.
Which overall looks like at least another couple of years of "more of the
same" with respect to high speed Internet for most people.
Or have I misinterpreted the recommendations?
Simon J. Lyall. | Very Busy | Mail: simon(a)darkmere.gen.nz
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>Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 06:24:46 -0500 (EST)
>From: batz <batsy(a)vapour.net>
>Subject: 2004 network predictions.
>Here are some dire predictions for 2004.
>While it would be easy to say that the world will end,
>I think these are all things that reasonably could happen,
>and we could act pre-emptively to mitigate their effects.
>- Virus infections of handhelds and mobile phones
> causing widespread problems for cell networks
> similar to worms that flood out IP networks.
> - Bonus points for a bluetooth infection vector.
> - Extra bonus points if it floods newly minted
> VoIP telecom networks. Grim.
>- E-mail whitelist technology gains mainstream acceptance
> as spam hits critical mass. Spam recieved by astronauts
> in space.
>- ISP's search for new business models realizing that wireless
> providers are making a mint charging by the kilobyte, and more
> users just surf at work.
>- Wireless network "terrorism" or "porn" incident galvanizes
> legislators to force hotspot operators to get ID or credit
> card numbers from customers.
>- Really Bad instant-messenger worm that we can't do anything
> about because it doesn't use consistant tcp/udp ports.
>- ISP's use managed anti-virus/security to sell new managed services
> to users. Birth of the fully provider managed home PC?
>- Affinity networks/six-degrees site privacy boondoggle.
> One is caught selling access data to airlines or
> transport security or something. Everyone feels sick
> as Friendster acquired by Equifax?
>- Private crypted networks used for P2P. Call them blacknets,
> darknets, or in true arrr-pirate fashion, booty-nets.
>- Successful virtual worm network forged after a
> worm spreads its second phase and installs an onion
> routed virtual network. Maybe a new P2P network?
>- Linux kernel made illegal, somewhere, for a minute.
> Presidential candidate may admit to using it once,
> but didn't look at the source. RIAA/MPAA/DMCA a
> surprise US election issue.
>- LEA access to ISP's formalized, spearheaded by
> Cisco and its "lawful interception" capability.
> Court gag order placed on participating ISP's,
> disgruntled admin leaks details to Cryptome or
>- More end-to-end control connections that
> identify/validate/authenticate end users. Eg,
> VPN's, SSL, PPP. An assault on anonymity and
> stateless protocols, or technologies that interrupt
> the statefulness of the connection between user and
> their primary providers. (eg, WiFi, P2P, UDP, VoIP).
>- P2P on the road to obselescence caused by higher metred
> bandwidth charges to home cable users in line with
> wireless costs. While there is a glut of bandwidth
> capacity available for transit, this is not the case
> for end-user consumption. Cable providers will lower
> bandwidth caps under the auspices of combatting piracy,
> enabling them to actually make money.
>Given these sort of predictions, I don't mind
>being wrong. Have a good year, I'll post again
The other day someone mentioned that there was a host of other operators with
wave legnths on the SXC and others.
Can anyone tell me more about who they are?
Can you also tell me any that deliver to a pop in Christchurch?
Feel free to contact me off list...
The technology exists to give every home 10mbits per second for $10 per month!
Ask not what your telephone company should do for you...
...but what you can do for your broadband community!
At risk of pulling this list vaguely back on-topic, I'm curious about
which ISPs in NZ carry their own international link(s) - That is, it's
them at the NZ end and whoever they peer with at the other end, rather
than going through another ISP or NSP within NZ.
We all know about TelstraClear, Telecom/GG and the Hug, but are there any
We are back online now. I expect that the websites and email will be available
by tomorrow morning, as we have to renumber.
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