television cable internet service
sweetleaf at myrealbox.com
Tue Jun 17 12:41:26 PDT 2003
I am using openbsd on comcast. Like some other, i too had a windows box ready for the technician,with a nic already there, once he was able to get a live connection and left i just switched to my openbsd/pf router. There is some stuff you need to do, such as punching a hole through your filter to allow the router itsealf to broadcast bootp request and accept them from the comcast dhcp server. Change your /etc/resolv.conf to include the comcast dns server or other internet root servers. set the nic going to the cable modem to use dhcp.
On Tue, 17 Jun 2003 10:58:18 -0700
"Derrick Ryalls" <ryallsd at datasphereweb.com> wrote:
> > Greetings fellow B.S.D. enthusiasts. Recently, I requested
> > installation
> > of a television cable at my home in Sacramento, California.
> > The cable operator is Comcast. I requested connection of the
> > television cable to my computer, which is a service that the
> > operator advertises profusely. The telephone sales
> > representative assured me that all things are possible,
> > including both a Unix operating system, and an in-house
> > L.A.N. The installation technician spent some time
> > installing the cable, then attached it through a Motorola
> > DOCSYS modem to the NIC board on the computer. The computer
> > saw the cable network, but the cable refused to accept a
> To make life easy, I had a windows box laying around for the technician
> to verify a live line with. Once it was live and he was gone, I
> switched to using a BSD router on the connection.
> > logon request from the computer. The technician said that he
> > believed that neither B.S.D. nor any other Unix, nor any
> > Microsoft product that could be programmed to act as a server
> > was acceptable. Has any other person had the same problem?
> Yeah, they are paranoid about servers, but never do anything about them
> until it starts to cost them money. If they were really strict on the
> no servers policy, they would be able to allow any windows box to
> connect to their network.
> > How did you solve it? If I insist on a B.S.D. connection,
> > how do I locate a B.S.D. friendly internet service provider
> > in Sacramento? If I insist on B.S.D., am I confined to a 56
> > kb Hayes-type telephone modem? Any comments or advice is
> > appreciated. Lee_Shackelford at dot.ca.gov
> BSD should work fine with Comcast. I am not sure how comcast in your
> area differs from the seattle area, but they should all be BSD friendly.
> The big trouble is that initial service with cable/dsl is rather flaky.
> It usually takes the ISP a month or so to figure out how a network is to
> be expanded or something.
> In any case, step 1 is to verify connection. Try going to this website:
> http://192.168.100.1 which is commonly cable modem's ips.
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