[kwlug-disc] [To keep Bob delirious.] Was, & still could be: Re: New geek in the area

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Sep 8 23:36:37 EDT 2010

Bob Jonkman wrote, On 09/08/2010 11:29 PM:
> (As this thread slowly unravels into many different strands...)

This is kwlug discuss, after all! (-:

> Teksavvy offers MLPPP, Multi-Link PPP.  With the right router firmware
> you can bond two separate DSL lines to get double the throughput (and
> double the cap if you're not on unlimited).  
> The MLPPP protocol adds some bytes to the Ethernet packet header; this
> offsets all the other identifying bytes in the header, so Bell's DPI can
> no longer identify particular kinds of traffic to throttle.
> Single-line subscribers can still pay for the MLPPP service, then use
> their fancy router firmware to enable Single-Link PPP, or SLPPP.  The
> header offset still applies, and Bell's DPI and throttling is
> effectively thwarted. MLPPP from Teksavvy costs an additional
> $4.00/month/line, which also gets you a static IP and Newsgroup access.
> I use modified Tomato software that supports SLPPP from
> http://fixppp.org/

Very cool and interesting. Thanks for the post!

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