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by maestro
Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: ADSL not working - no dial tone
Replies: 2
Views: 10589

ADSL not working - no dial tone

My ADSL went down yesterday and I found that I also had no dial tone. I have reported the fault to Telstra (Telstra phone, Exetel ADSL) and have let them know that there is non-Telstra ADSL on that line that has also stopped working.

Do I need to report a fault with Exetel as well?
by maestro
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Bandwidth used by attack
Replies: 7
Views: 20516

Re: Bandwidth used by attack

EroshanJ wrote:You can change your WAN IP from the members facility and check whether the issue persists.
Thank you. Good idea. I didn't think of that.

The attack ended just after midday today. I'll check periodically to see if it recurs.
by maestro
Thu Apr 25, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Bandwidth used by attack
Replies: 7
Views: 20516

Re: Bandwidth used by attack

Well, the attack is still ongoing, for more than 14 hours now. Definitely a dumb script kiddie as all packets are getting dropped at the firewall, however the DOS effects are still bugging me.

So far this has used about 2.5GB on my link (almost 10% of my monthly quota).
by maestro
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Bandwidth used by attack
Replies: 7
Views: 20516

Re: Bandwidth used by attack

He doesn't sound overly bright. They wouldn't be sipvicious packets (friendly-scanner) from some halfwit who has googled up a script would they? See eg http://www.onsip.com/blog/2011/11/15/dodging-sipvicious-script-kiddies Thanks for the info... It is sipvicious (the packets are from friendly-scann...
by maestro
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:32 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Bandwidth used by attack
Replies: 7
Views: 20516

Bandwidth used by attack

Hi, I am currently experiencing a brute force attack on my VoIP system (Asterisk on a Linux box) where a single IP address in Egypt (188.138.127.199) has been trying to guess my passwords for about 5 hours. Initially picked up by Fail2Ban, I have now manually blocked the IP address (both of these us...
by maestro
Tue Oct 30, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Order VoIP add-on services
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Order VoIP add-on services

KavindaS wrote:No problem :) will update you once they confirm to us.
Any update on this? It has to go through by tomorrow as it's the end of the month.
by maestro
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:27 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Order VoIP add-on services
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Re: Order VoIP add-on services

EroshanJ wrote:I have requested the relevant team to remove the VP2 VoIP pack from your VoIP number.

Will confirm you once we removed it.
Thank you.

FYI, I am cancelling the pack as we have just signed up for an Exetel Mobile and will be using that for SMS instead.
by maestro
Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: VOIP
Topic: Order VoIP add-on services
Replies: 7
Views: 2272

Order VoIP add-on services

In the Exetel website, I have clicked on "Order Services" -> "VoIP". I then click on "Order VoIP Add-On Services" It then returns me to the main page instead of the VoIP add-on page. How can I bring up this page? Or, more specifically... How can I cancel a VP2 pack (30 SMSs for $1) at the end of thi...
by maestro
Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Slow activation
Replies: 21
Views: 4635

Re: Slow activation

It appears that we need the date of birth that is registered with telstra for this porting to be completed. Can you please PM the details. Thank you, I have it sorted out now. I was aware that the DOB registered with Telstra was different, I was not aware that it would make a difference when portin...
by maestro
Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:57 pm
Forum: Mobile services
Topic: Slow activation
Replies: 21
Views: 4635

Slow activation

I'm trying to port a Telstra pre-paid phone to Exetel. I have the sim and last night (Thursday) clicked the "Activate" button with the impression that it would go through this morning, but it is still pending. The website says that this should take max 4 business hours (business hours being 8am to 8...
by maestro
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Connections a long distance from the exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Re: Connections a long distance from the exchange

Sorry for the delay, I only just saw the reply. Telstra Wholesale provides line stats via a 'service qualification' SQ tool to retail and wholesale ISP's, because it's a Telstra owned copper line. Larry, Thanks for your answer. Being just borderline myself, I guess my friend must have a slightly mor...
by maestro
Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Connections a long distance from the exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 763

Connections a long distance from the exchange

Does anyone know if AAPT/Powertel have stopped allowing Exetel to sign up new customers on long ( > 5km ) lines? I have a 6.3km line (according to Telstra Wholesale) and I am currently on an Exetel plan through AAPT equipment (and have been for around 5 years). Telstra, Optus and the rest all refuse...
by maestro
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Anything else anyone wants to discuss
Topic: ADSL Loop Extender
Replies: 1
Views: 2697

Re: ADSL Loop Extender

Check out and comment. Hmmm, that's one dodgy looking website. Text in JPGs (including mouse cursors, keyboard cursors and text formatting characters, yuck). Some of the JPGs are also quite fuzzy, and clicking on any of them just brings up the JPG in its own window. I would have thought that even s...
by maestro
Wed Oct 12, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: NBN and other Fibre Services
Topic: Fibre FAQ
Replies: 28
Views: 19404

Re: Fibre FAQ

Martin, there's some good info there, I just have a couple of extra questions... What is the port cost for porting over my existing PSTN number over to a Voice over Fibre connection? The cost would be a once off of $15. It would be ported as a VOIP as a number to be used in conjunction with your Int...
by maestro
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: ADSL connections
Topic: Changing from Powertel to Optus equipment
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Changing from Powertel to Optus equipment

As such, Optus will not proceed with your application. OK, thanks for that, I just rang Optus and the guy I talked to was quite helpful (excapt for the fact that he couldn't help me with this issue). He said that Optus will not proceed with a connection unless they estimate the line speed to be at ...