[oclug] RE: Auto ifdown / ifup --> Rogers Oddness
johne at trifidtech.ca
Fri Feb 2 12:39:20 EST 2001
On Friday 02 February 2001 12:01, you wrote:
> Originally it struck me as odd that I never got fropped due to lack off
> access before upgrading to RH7. I dismissed not being able to connect via
> mannual settings, as a quirk. Then I found it real odd that even when I ran
> the IFUP / IFDOWN commands it didn't always resolve DHCP. Then, last night,
> even when DHCP did reslove, I could not ping anything - DNS or IP.
> I am not on slnt1, I'm on flfrd1, I'm beging to wonder if all my problems
> are part and parcel of the same problem: the Rogers "ugrades".
> Has anyone gotten anything out of them as to what is wrong, what they are
> doing and when it will be back to "normal"? I gave up phoning the
> 1888-288-home number, I only ever get through once every 20 tries, and even
> then I end up in an hour long que.
They may have changed your IP or Gateway address.
Rogers sent out a notification last August indicating that they would be
reassigning IP addresses over "the next several months". In the notification
they said that you "must" use DHCP or they would not be liable for service
outages (not that they accept liability for service outages anyways).
My IP was changed in October. I had changed to DHCP prior to this. I used
dhclient. It was very easy to set up. I had to make minor changes to one of
the scripts to prevent it from reasssigning my DNS servers, other than that
it worked well. I have since changed back to static IP set up, primarily
because we were experiencing power failures on a regular basis, and I had not
gotten around to adding DHCP to the start-up scripts.
Rogers have done a lot of work on adding more DHCP servers, however at the
same time they cut lease times from 3 days to 12 hours, thus increasing the
load on the new servers. I have not checked latley to see if they have
changed the lease time back to 3 days since they made the IP change.
I have not noticed any DNS problems, primarily because I run a caching DNS
behind my firewall.
I have noticed that the download rates have dropped by a factor of three or
more from what they were when we installed the service about 1 year ago.
When my IP was changed they put both addresses in the DNS database for a few
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