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by Dazzled
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Email issues
Topic: SMTP server settings keep changing
Replies: 4
Views: 2648

Re: SMTP server settings keep changing

Relay not permitted is the clue. Apart from that the messages are coming from your device. Are you using a mobile? Where is the computer? Port 25 is correct, no authentication (the SMTP server checks your IP - it accepts Exetel).
by Dazzled
Mon Feb 06, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Difficulties with sending emails
Replies: 6
Views: 1592

Re: Difficulties with sending emails

It isn't strange. It goes back to a proposed standard in 1998 to provide for port 587 also.
by Dazzled
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Bill shock warning - mobile not dropping call
Replies: 13
Views: 3009

Re: Bill shock warning - mobile not dropping call

Same Optus provider Dazzled?
Yes - Exetel Optus.
by Dazzled
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: VOIP
Topic: No incoming calls
Replies: 8
Views: 2129

Re: No incoming calls

If you use a separate ATA, or softphone, I suspect you have not port forwarded to the ATA or softphone IP address. The modem router firewall will drop the incoming phone signal, seeing it as an intrusion attempt if this is not done. The router inward log will list these drops if this is the case. Co...
by Dazzled
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Bill shock warning - mobile not dropping call
Replies: 13
Views: 3009

Re: Bill shock warning - mobile not dropping call

I've noticed this also, using a "dumb" phone. Ringing to PSTN or VoIP, the caller has to press the hang up button.
by Dazzled
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Email issues
Topic: Strange email behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Strange email behaviour

If you wish to give the terminal a try to confirm everything works the old-fashioned way, it's pretty simple, like this (you type the italicised): $ telnet pop3.nsw.exemail.com.au 110 Trying 220.233.0.76... Connected to chestnut2-mail.exetel.com.au. Escape character is '^]'. +OK Dovecot ready. (Here...
by Dazzled
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Email issues
Topic: Strange email behaviour
Replies: 5
Views: 1721

Re: Strange email behaviour

POP email servers have a very simple interface, that accepts a small number of commands in plain text. There's a list at http://www.nthelp.com/pop_commands.htm. Your computer mail client, no matter how the GUI display is constructed, sends these requests. Normally sent are user name, password, a lis...
by Dazzled
Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: VOIP
Topic: VOIP Hacked?
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Re: VOIP Hacked?

They need your login details for the SIP registrar server. These are sent by your equipment or softphone when it registers, so wireless can be eavesdropped. Mobile devices can be mislaid. Softphones give up their information if the computer is compromised. Call back and call forwarding features can ...
by Dazzled
Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Customer reviews
Topic: The Exetel 6-year club
Replies: 136
Views: 46523

Re: The Exetel 6-year club

The NBN FTTN service requires VDSL2 modems that meet their specification. The few brands and models that do are registered by NBN, including the Exetel supplied Netcomm. You can see a list, with a caution about changed settings, at http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/fttn_regis ... dem_router.
by Dazzled
Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Poor Fax line quality - ADSL good
Replies: 18
Views: 3139

Re: Poor Fax line quality - ADSL good

The test I suggested is actually testing the central filter, by putting the fax on the other non-central-filtered line. Fax uses an analogue signal in the audible range if put through a loudspeaker; you can listen to its chirping in a phone handset. The 1100 Hz calling tone is well known. It doesn't...
by Dazzled
Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:07 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Poor Fax line quality - ADSL good
Replies: 18
Views: 3139

Re: Poor Fax line quality - ADSL good

I did it once, but I long ago gave the fax to a doctor! The fax needs a filter, so I wonder if you could test it on the ADSL line with a separate filter, bypassing the central filter.
by Dazzled
Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:30 am
Forum: Modem issues
Topic: Netgear D7800 X4S on FTTN NBN
Replies: 4
Views: 2211

Re: Netgear D7800 X4S on FTTN NBN

Just to amplifly rehanj's post on the NBN's position, you may be interested in an article at http://whirlpool.net.au/wiki/fttn_registered_modem_router. As stated, there is a risk. The decision to not publish the information you asked for is by the NBN. There has been some controversy. See eg https:/...
by Dazzled
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: One way Audio for outbound calls
Replies: 1
Views: 1064

Re: One way Audio for outbound calls

The DMZ allows all ports to and from the ATA. Try port forwarding 5060 UDP to the ATA IP instead. This carries the various control signals needed for a conversation. (The audio itself is on a port chosen by the VoIP software/firmware config). Give the ATA a permanent IP address.
by Dazzled
Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:46 am
Forum: Other
Topic: www.virtualbox.org’s server DNS address could not be found.
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Re: www.virtualbox.org’s server DNS address could not be fou

Using Exetel DNS server: $ host www.virtualbox.org www.virtualbox.org has address 137.254.60.32 $dig www.virtualbox.org ; <<>> DiG 9.4.2-P2.1 <<>> www.virtualbox.org ;; global options: printcmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 21897 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANS...
by Dazzled
Thu Nov 24, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Improvement & suggestions
Topic: Exetel issuing Sydney numbers to Maitland residents
Replies: 5
Views: 1672

Re: Exetel issuing Sydney numbers to Maitland residents

I will leave it to Support to correct this important problem for her, but it's worth commenting that many people request out-of-area numbers. I know of Novocastrians with Sydney and Brisbane numbers, primarily because they receive many calls from those places. Many people in Australia can ring natio...