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>> ID: d51454 No. 14670 Anonymous
12th July 2018
Thursday 5:11 pm

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Every couple of days or so, my router decides to stop resolving britfa.gs. It's definitely the router as no device will work and a reset fixes it instantly. I can't identify any pattern to the outages and there's nothing in the logs about it. The only thing I can think of is the DNS I'm using ( being anti-british.

It's hardly a big issue, and /shed/ is probably a shite place for this as it's obviously on my end, but, you know, it's a bit annoying.
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>> ID: 1c3d9b No. 14671 Anonymous
12th July 2018
Thursday 5:30 pm

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I'd never heard of - interesting.

I was using OpenDNS for a bit but they tend to censor the hell out of a lot of the internet so I gave up on that and fell back to using Google (Censorship vs Privacy, what a decision to make).

Perhaps a better idea is to have OpenDNS as option 1 and Google as fallback so you can resolve what OpenDNS censors, but the govt will know. Sigh.

Back when I used to have this magical thing called "spare time" I used to run a djbdns dns cache on a linux vm and save myself all this misery.
>> ID: d51454 No. 14672 Anonymous
12th July 2018
Thursday 5:49 pm

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>I'd never heard of - interesting.

They tried very hard to make it a cool trendy thing, but good luck explaining to anyone other than us nerds what it is and how to switch.

I'll do as you say and run someone else for a bit and see what happens.
>> ID: 100cac No. 14673 Anonymous
13th July 2018
Friday 12:01 am

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You could collect packet captures and narrow things down if so inclined. I've been using (secondary with a caching dnsmasq forwarder since it was announced and haven't had any issues.

If to be believed, seems to have both a very reasonable privacy policy and the CDN to provide excellent performance as a public DNS. Why anyone would willingly use Google services in 2018 is truly beyond me.
>> ID: 4260c9 No. 14674 Anonymous
13th July 2018
Friday 1:56 pm

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Thanks for the report - haven't seen anything like this myself, but please do report more if you see it. I'll try using the Cloudflare DNS and see if I can repeat..
>> ID: e9d083 No. 14675 Anonymous
13th July 2018
Friday 2:37 pm

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I use quite often and haven't had any problems that I can think of. You might just have a shite router m8lad.
>> ID: d51454 No. 14676 Anonymous
13th July 2018
Friday 3:20 pm

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No worries, I'm curious myself. As I say I can't replicate it, and can't really think of any reason it would be exclusive to this site. Apart from that I refresh here more than anywhere else, I suppose. It hasn't happened since I've posted, so if it's MI5 again then please just try and be more careful, lads.


>You might just have a shite router m8lad

I certainly do. If it was happening all over the place I'd not be as surprised.
>> ID: 4973dc No. 14677 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 10:19 pm

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Switched to from TalkTalk's thanks to this thread, cheers.
>> ID: 607023 No. 14678 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 10:34 pm

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The horror!
>> ID: 4973dc No. 14679 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 10:44 pm

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Uh-huh. And this is a picture of you, about to tell me how great the ISP that no-one has ever heard of that you use is, and how compatible their turbo encabulation matrix is with your IRC client.

Could you do me a favour and fuck off instead?
>> ID: 680e92 No. 14680 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 10:49 pm

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Everything okay lad?
>> ID: 4973dc No. 14681 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 10:56 pm

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It's out of my system now.
>> ID: d51454 No. 14682 Anonymous
14th July 2018
Saturday 11:02 pm

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I think I've been with every ISP in the country at this point and they're all shite in their own special way.
>> ID: 607023 No. 14683 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 7:35 am

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Talktalk is pretty much universally agreed to be the very worst provider in the country.
And that's before you even consider that some people in India once got full unrestricted access to their customer records and used it to set up an entire business scamming talktalk customers.
>> ID: 1e9766 No. 14689 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 6:49 pm

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Yeah, I regularly get phone calls from Indian people wanting to take control of my computer. It's something I'm willing to put up with for cheap broadband. Don't really have a choice, despite what free marketeers would have you believe.
>> ID: 33fddf No. 14690 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 7:01 pm

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>Don't really have a choice, despite what free marketeers would have you believe.

U wot m8?
>> ID: 27831a No. 14691 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 8:48 pm

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He might be on a Market A exchange where it's them or BT. Even then, exchanges at the bottom of Market B are unlikely to see any more competition now as there's little incentive for exapnsion. Kitting out an exchange costs a six-figure sum, which is going to be difficult to recoup if you can't get significant share on that exchange.
>> ID: d51454 No. 14692 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 8:53 pm

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The area I'm in now only got ADSL2 this year. I made a huge mistake moving out of the house with fibre.
>> ID: 19464c No. 14693 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 9:30 pm

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If you're not a raging torrent-hound, EE's 200 Gig a month for £60, 1 month's rolling contract, might have some charm if you have coverage?
Works for me, where the choice is that, metered satellite, or 150Kbps ADSL from BT through whoever.
>> ID: 19464c No. 14694 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 9:35 pm

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>>14693 adding: other suppliers and data caps exist. EE allow sanely priced topups if you blow through your quota. The EE routers are tolerable Huawei boxes with wired ethernet that you can feed into a real router.
>> ID: 7f59e8 No. 14695 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 9:56 pm

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I pay £54 to Plusnet for a ~70mb connection and it's unlimited, gives me Anytime calls and I live in a field. Fibre to Exchange is being rolled out all across the country, I can't imagine the far more densely populated English countryside being left behind with bundled exchanges controlled by BT if my feild in Scotland is unbundled and has upgraded equipmemt, nevermind an actual town or province with double the amount of residents as the glorified village with a Greggs I live in.

We don't even have a Train Station.
>> ID: 19464c No. 14696 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 10:37 pm

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>>14695 If I go to BT's rollout checker, it says there's no plans in the forseeable future.
I'll keep on paying for wireless data for a while yet, I suspect.
>> ID: 48387e No. 14698 Anonymous
15th July 2018
Sunday 11:04 pm

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Give them a call to have your bill reduced. Mention that their new customer deals are far better. When they say "we like to attract customers with good prices but retain them by delivering good value" point out that Virgin do the same. I pay <£30/month (18 months) and that was through the sales department and not retentions. You have a higher call plan but that's worth £8/month tops. You can easily save £200 quid over the year for the price of a free phonecall.

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