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From: Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Frontier ADSL modem and IP address
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2019 11:05:05
Message-Id: 1623654.B3kVqFfrYq@dell_xps
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] Frontier ADSL modem and IP address by Peter Humphrey
1 On Tuesday, 31 December 2019 10:24:48 GMT Peter Humphrey wrote:
3 > I'm puzzled. Why should a DSL modem be tied to a particular ISP? The only
4 > thing I can think of is that one uses PPPoA and the other PPPoE. But the
5 > modem should sort that out for itself when it connects upstream.
7 ISPs looked into reducing their operating costs providing support to an ever
8 increasing population of technically clueless users and in conjunction with
9 router OEMs came up with a remote router provisioning scheme. This allows
10 firmware updates and remote control of the CPE without the customer even
11 knowing what is happening.
13 --
14 Regards,
15 Mick


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Re: [gentoo-user] Frontier ADSL modem and IP address Peter Humphrey <peter@××××××××××××.uk>