cable modem update

Janina Sajka janina at
Fri Jan 9 13:46:14 EST 2004

Hi, Chuck:


As a general rule, I don't think there's any reason to bring broadband
connections up and down, whether or not they're cable or DSL. Part of
the power of these broadband network technologies is their persistence.
It's not just about speed, in other words. It's really helpful not to
have to constantly go on and off line with all that that can entail.

Chuck Hallenbeck writes:
> From: Chuck Hallenbeck <chuckh at>
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> Hi folks,
> Well, it was a snap. Slackware 9.1 needed no tweaking or tuning
> except to select dhcp in the netconfig script. I am getting
> identical transfer speeds to my former DSL connection, and am
> learning to get along without my ppp interface okay. I used to
> perform all sorts of tricks in my ip-up and ip-down scripts which
> I no longer execute.
> Next step, firewalls and netfiltering. Cheesh!
> Chuck
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