[Linux-aus] telstra (adsl) broadband and support for linux (or lack thereof)
Geoffrey D. Bennett
g at netcraft.com.au
Fri Feb 7 16:14:01 UTC 2003
On Fri, Feb 07, 2003 at 05:04:27PM +1000, Tony Nugent wrote:
> I'm wondering if others here are also frustrated with the same total
> lack of support for linux (from telstra or other ISPs), and if it is
> somehow possible to get some lobbying happening at a "higher" level
> (L-A would be ideal) to raise awareness of the situation and get
> something done about it. If there is, how to go about it? [...]
Vote with your feet.
> Do other ISPs do the same thing, offer no (or very limited) support
> for linux with adsl/broadband?
Some ISPs are happy to support other operating systems.
> Perhaps I should change ISPs... any recommendations? [...]
Yes -- Internode. See http://adsl.internode.on.net/ and in particular
they say if your OS runs TCP/IP they'll do their very best to support
it with their ADSL service).
I don't get paid to plug them; I'm just a satisfied customer.
> Is anyone from telstra listening here? If so, then listen
> Get real telstra... linux is out there, it exists, and it WORKS!
> Lots of people use it, and lots more people will be using it in
> the future. More and more businesses are and will be using it,
> especially for backend network services (with an increasing uptake
> in desktop environments).
I think you'd be fighting an uphill battle trying to get Telstra to
care about its customers.
> So, am I alone with my frustrations?
Probably not, but you can do something about it -- stop giving them
Geoffrey D. Bennett, RHCE, RHCX geoffrey at netcraft.com.au
Senior Systems Engineer http://www.netcraft.com.au/geoffrey/
NetCraft Australia Pty Ltd http://www.netcraft.com.au/linux/
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