Today, the BBC published a story about the future of broadband, and specifically, 1 gigabit internet. This isn’t actually so futuristic. It’s not a home connection, but my PC at work has a 1 Gbit internet connection, via the JANET network. It’s had it for a couple of years. When it actually comes down to […]Read more "Misleading statistics"
While in Sicily last year, I found out where the Internet actually is. It’s halfway up a mountain in Taormina.Read more "Home of the Internet"
My home server seems to have developed a problem where its internal-facing network card “jams up”. It still keeps its IP address and everything looks normal, but in actual fact no traffic passes through it, cutting all my LAN hosts off from the Internet. Restarting iptables, network services or anything else doesn’t help. The only […]Read more "An ugly fix"
I ran a speed test from Namesco on my PC at work. It has a gigabit Ethernet connection but more importantly, it is served by JANET – the high speed academic network. As you see in the screenshot, it achieved 215 Mb/s download! The best Internet connection in the world? I think so.Read more "The best Internet connection in the world"