EPB rocks and a Pro-Tip

From: Phil Sieg 
I am having a great day.

In my new house (been building for a YEAR now), EPB came by to hook up 
the internet & TV locations. I asked them if they could put a "few" ends 
on my CAT5 pulls... They said SURE!

So 18 cat 5 runs = 36 ends. Next I said can you tone them out and label 
them please? They said NO PROBLEM SIR!

Can you test each one? ABSOLUTELY!

Pro-TIP if you do a house, remodel, business wiring and you get EPB... 
They will do all the hard shit FREE and be nice about it!!!

They just gave me an entire day of my life back!

Phil Sieg
SeniorTech LLC / snapfo-n


"The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds."

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

Fiber SPs

From: David Rucker 
I am unfortunately not in an area for EPB service. I am moving to a new
home that is in the service for Ringgold Telephone Company (RTC) which is
within their fiber footprint. Does anyone have any experience with them?

David R.

IPv6 EPB from EPB

From: Mike Harrison 
=46rom a good technical source inside EPB when asked about IPv6:

"Yes but it's on specific nodes. We are still installing equipment in =
the network. Users have to request a conversion as well.=E2=80=9D

So in some places, it=E2=80=99s possible, it will be probably eventually =
be everywhere.


> On Sep 11, 2015, at 10:12 AM, David White  =
> I just spoke with someone at EPB Support (who happens to be someone =
> worked with in person in the past and I can confirm he knows his stuff
> fairly well), and he told me that this is still just a rumor. They =
> been told anything yet, and he said they must still be working on
> deployment.
> As for the tunnel, yes, I'm aware of that. But per Ben's comment, it =
> be really nice to have something natively.
> On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 9:33 AM, Benjamin Stewart =
> wrote:
>> As I recall, the fun thing about tunnels was that, by design, =
>> prefers IPv6 over IPv4, if both are available. My tunnel provider did =
>> provide a tunnel that was anywhere close to as fast as EPB, meaning =
it was
>> good for testing, and then I turned it off.
>> On Thu, Sep 10, 2015 at 10:10 PM, Dave Brockman 
>> wrote:
>>> Hash: SHA1
>>> On 9/10/2015 9:13 PM, David White wrote:
>>>> Would it work if I only have a dynamic connection? I don't have a =
>>> ic
>>>> but would love to have IPv6 for testing purposes...
>>> You can turn up a tunnel and test several years ago (free).  Pretty =
>>> you can configure it with a dynamic connection, just you'll =
>>> have to edit things on the far end when your IP changes.
>>> Regards,
>>> dtb
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From: "Daniel L. Appleget" 
COO of EPB (David Wade) just told me that IPv6 was tested and ready and 
could be enabled by request.

(Prepare your firewalls.)

Daniel Appleget
Chattanooga Computer Service

Tu ne cede malis, sed contra audentior ito

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What to do with a Gig?

From: Eric Wolf 
More bandwidth! Yeah!

I just scheduled my installation of NextLight internet service. NextLight
is my local public utility's fiber network. I believe it is the second such
network in the country, following in the footsteps of the EPB. Unlike EPB's
service, NextLight is offering people who sign up right away a full gigabit
synchronous for $50/month.

I wonder, what do you guys on EPB's network do online now that you didn't
do before?

Is it just the same thing, only faster?

Can I upload my consciousness to the 'net?

Off the top of my head, two things I will start doing right away are:

1. Run my own Usenet index service (newznab).
2. Start using an online backup system (crashplan).


Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734

Is EPB having uplink packet loss today?

From: Jason Brown 
Is EPB having a ton of packet loss today? I'm seeing up to 75% for anything
going outside the EPB network.

Anyone else having similar difficulty?

Chrome and zimbra glitch

From: Rod-Lists 
EPB webmail system is glitching under chrome.
They say it is due to a chrome update.
Anyone else know of other zimbra installations affected by this?

FreePBX Call Recording Issue (Stephen Kraus)

From: Justin McAteer 
Could be that the call is being setup with media directly between the phone=
s. What type of interface are you using for your external calls?

Justin McAteer=0A=

(256) 694-9195

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FreePBX Call Recording Issue

From: Stephen Kraus 

Having a weird issue with our FreePBX: I can record outbound calls and
internal calls just fine, but not matter what it is set at, inbound calls
will not be recoded.

I've checked at Extension, Call Recording, Inbound Route, etc. Won't even
work if I set it to 'Force'


txt parse challenge (already awarded trophy to Dan)

From: Dave Brockman 
Hash: SHA1

So I spent part of the weekend playing with this little gem, plus some
additional scripting to delete and move some files, and I haven't seen
Dan throw us a perl 1liner in a day or two, so I thought I'd invite the
rest of the list to share their solutions.  I always enjoy seeing the
different ways the list deals with text parsing.  Come one, come all,
any language, any shell.  Except Dan, who is restricted to perl and 22
characters.  (# randomly pulled out of my arse, feel free to ignore it).

Source File:
#########BEGIN FILE#########
 Directory of C:\usr\share\data

06/03/2015  06:55 PM             4,288 HELP.TXT
               1 File(s)          4,288 bytes

 Directory of C:\usr\share\xxxx

06/03/2015  01:12 PM             4,288 HELP.TXT
               1 File(s)          4,288 bytes

 Directory of C:\usr\share\Shares\xxxCONTENT - XXXX

06/03/2015  11:42 AM             4,288 HELP.TXT
               1 File(s)          4,288 bytes
########END FILE############

Desired Result File:
###############BEGIN FILE####
 Directory of C:\usr\share\data
 Directory of C:\usr\share\xxxx
 Directory of C:\usr\share\Shares\xxxCONTENT - XXXX
###########END FILE###########

Bonus Result File:
############BEGIN FILE#########
C:\usr\share\Shares\xxxCONTENT - XXXX
###########END FILE################
Version: GnuPG v2


Chugabeer / Chugadinner Thurs Jun 16

From: DaWorm 
On Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 9:56 AM, Rod-Lists  wrote:

> Uh today (weds)is the 17th.
> Not friday or thursday.
> I should know, it is my birthday

Hippo Nerf day two ewe.

GPS time signal fallback 60khz - on topic response

From: Mike Harrison 

> On Jun 5, 2015, at 11:12 AM, Rod-Lists  wrote:
> Steven I not worried about the Aurora. I worried about the event that generated the THAT aurora.
> A lot smart people at NASA are too.
> in 1859 something hammered our geomagnetic field so hard that it generated an arora strong enough to be seen at the 23rd latitude.
> Brighter as a full moon. It induced current on telegraph wires all over world causing fires.

The answer to all of these technology doomsday scenarios is: 

   Vacuum tube powered computers running Linux. (It’d be huge, and take a lot of power)

   Photonic quantum computers running Linux. Hmmm.. I like this idea. 



Anyone know what these EPB IP addresses are? they are hitting one of our locations hard

From: Lynn Dixon 
These IPs:

look like they are coming from EPB and are hitting a few of our locations
pretty heavily. I know we have some EPB folks on the list, and was
wondering if these IP's might be their Netflix appliances or even a caching
server.  Or it could be someone running a hell of a torrent seed box. heh.

Soliciting Recommendations for home office router

From: Lisa Ridley 
It’s time to replace my router.

I’ve got an Apple Time Machine that I bought back in 2006 that has started dropping connections and, I fear, is finally giving up the ghost.  I’m looking for recommendations for a wireless router, and while I love the ease of use of my trusty ole Time Machine, there are a few features it doesn’t have that would be nice to have in a new one.

* Reliability is first and foremost.  I don’t want to spend an inordinate amount of time troubleshooting and sending the damn thing back to the store, and I don’t want to go through 5 or 6 different one trying to find a reliable one.
* I have EPB at the house, so something that will let me take full advantage of the speed would be awesome.  I have the 1G plan.
* Needs to have a configurable firewall on board.
* I would like to connect several devices to it, some wireless, some wired (more than 4 but less than 10), including my workstation, a CI server and two small footprint computers I use for testing builds during development.
* Would like to route web traffic to different physical devices based on URL (makes the automated builds triggered by Github commits easier).  This is the single biggest drawback to my Time Machine; traffic can be routed based on port, but not URL.
* I don’t mind paying extra for reliability and features but I would prefer to NOT break the bank.

Recommendations are most welcome.

pfSense and the Gig

From: Nick Smith 
Hello Chugalug!

I was thinking about spinning up a new firewall, dedicated computer
hardware for pfsense, maybe even the new vmware appliance they just came
out with.

My question, is anyone doing this and getting their full gig from EPB, or
at least very close to it?

I use to have a cisco 2911 that would only give me about 2-300 Mbs of it,
and i swapped that out for an Asus AC1900 and i get around 6-700 Mbs from
that, with the little amount of port forwarding i do.  I realize every port
forward creates overhead and thus lowers your overall throughput.

If anyone is doing this id love to know your specs that your using to get
as close to the full gig as possible. Is there even a way to calculate
whats needed? for example 1ghz cpu/1gig ram for every 100Mbs throughput or

I dont even know if what im even asking is possible, was just hoping.
I know that the gig speed is only on EPB's network as well, and has no
effect when it leaves, but i dont want my firewall/router to be the
limiting factor.

Thanks for the help and advice!

Nick Smith
nick at nicksmith dot us

Google (and others?) marking my email as spam

From: David White 
Google sometimes infuriates me.

I run a Postfix mail server, whose IP address and domain name isn't listed
on any blacklists. However, often times when I send an email to a new
contact, the email gets marked as spam. I've setup SPF records indicating
the mail server's IP address is legitimate, and according to the mail
headers, the SPF record passes.

But still, Google marks the email as spam.

The following example of a mail header was a single email sent to a single
person, and was a legitimate email (i.e. it wasn't a marketing email - it
was me reaching out to that person to finalize a time for a meeting we were
in the midst of scheduling for next week).

What, if anything, can be done about this?

(I've removed the actual email addresses, but have left everything else

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Asterisk: Sangoma aquires Scmooze, FreePBX and RockBochs

From: Mike Harrison 

I’m hoping this is a good thing. I got this in an email today. 


Empowered by Sangoma Partner Update	

Sangoma Acquires all key assets of Schmooze, including FreePBX®and all shares of RockBochs

The Schmooze and RockBochs product lines are expected to become an integral part of the Sangoma portfolio over the coming year. The acquisitions will enable acceleration in the development of FreePBX and SIPStation capabilities and in the Fax-over-IP services from RockBochs.

Bad Routes to two sites?

From: Mike Harrison 

> On Feb 26, 2015, at 11:44 AM, Wil Wade  wrote:
> So I have a very odd case. I am on EBP and I cannot get to two websites from my home network:
> marylandzoo.org
> invisionapp.com

I see penguins at:  http://www.marylandzoo.org/  (as redirected from just http://marylandzoo.org 

and I see invisionapp.com as www.invisionapp.com as redirected also. 

From EPB.. Using Firefox. 

FCC approves EPB petition for broadband expansion

From: David White 

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