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[ale] mediaOne modem
- Subject: [ale] mediaOne modem
- From: Jhubbs at niit.com (Jeff Hubbs)
- Date: Wed, 9 May 2001 09:38:55 -0400
I admire your presence of mind! You created your own real-life sitcom
Actually, it speaks to an interesting inversion of knowledge - you knew far
more about the service being provided than the "last-mile" service provider.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Popovitch [mailto:jimpop at yahoo.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2001 10:24 PM
> To: ale at ale.org
> Subject: Re: [ale] mediaOne modem
> All these emails for/against MediaOne remind me about back
> when I first
> got my cable modem the M1 guy (still we behind the ears)
> asked me for a
> preferred username. I said 'root' and he quickly called it in to the
> provisioning center. Less a minute passed before his PCS
> phone beeped,
> to his astonishment (and his only) 'root' was already taken. I paused
> and thought of 'daemon', 'lp', and 'sys', but decided to opt for a
> quicker install. :) Oh those Windows only folks are fun.
> -Jim P.
> --- Jason Lynn <jason_lynn_ at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Sage,
> > I also live in Duluth and I just got MediaOne (now ATT, but I still
> > have a
> > mediaone.net email addie) cable modem just last week. I absolutely
> > LOVE
> > it... that may be because I have been using 56k dialup for so long
> > though...
> > The guy came to install it (I provided the NIC card), it took about
> > an hour.
> > As soon as he left, I rebooted into my Linux partition
> and set eth0
> > to
> > DHCP, restarted the network, and everything worked perfect. I have
> > since
> > yanked that NIC out and made a gateway / firewall box that
> took SOME
> > tweaking, but is seemingly working fine now. Well, fine enough to
> > get
> > hacked by some guy in an internet cafe in Moldova last night
> > (thankfully he
> > wasn't good at covering his tracks!). Seems I need to
> learn to patch
> > up my
> > Distribution a little better!
> > If you have any questions, feel free to email me...
> > Jason
> > >From: Sage <morrigu_irm at springmail.com>
> > >Reply-To: morrigu_irm at springmail.com
> > >To: ale at ale.org
> > >Subject: [ale] mediaOne modem
> > >Date: Tue, 08 May 2001 13:36:16 -0400
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> > >From owner-ale at ale.org Tue May 08 10:38:14 2001
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> > >
> > >We are about to go with MediaOne Broadband. Unfortunately, NOTHING
> > decent
> > >is available (ie, Telocity, Speakeasy) in Duluth, so we're stuck
> > with that
> > >or Bell South.
> > >
> > >Question; This docsis modem they use; anyone had any experience,
> > good or
> > >bad with it? We use Slackware and RedHat, and, of course, nobody
> > supplying
> > >fast Internet access out here supports Linux.
> > >
> > >Anything we ought to know?
> > >
> > >Thanks.
> > >
> > >Sage
> > >--
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