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#10330 16-Nov-2006 16:59
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I had problems with PAP authentication failures today, and disconnects from ihug.

Then I had something REALLY weird happen, I could connect (once only) and got this...

IP Address
Network Type PPPoA
IP Subnet Mask
Gateway IP Address
Domain Name Server

I thought the IP address looked very strange (not sure if it's a non-routable private, from memory 192.168.x.x, 10.x.x.x and 127.0.0.x are non-routable...)

This is their status message, which differs from my problems...

Broadband traffic issue 2006-11-16 15:55:10

Traffic problems on broadband

When did the problem start?
16th November 10am

What’s the problem?
Currently some customers may currently be experiencing difficulties receiving traffic over their connection, despite the connection being online.

What are we doing to resolve this?
Our engineers are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We’re very sorry for the disruption to your connection.

What’s the latest update?
Customers who are having the connection issue will need to restart their modem or router to connect.

Estimated time of resolution:
5pm this evening

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  #52672 16-Nov-2006 17:01
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Dont seem to be having trouble here?? Hamilton

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  #52685 16-Nov-2006 17:55
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It may be that Ihug have run out of IP's in the pool they assign addressing for your type of connection. This could leave your router:

Refusing to connect is IPCP wont allocate it an address.
Decideing to using an IP if feels like.
Being allocated an incorrect IP address from the PPP terminating device at Ihug.

Either way the IP you have isnt publicly routable as its IANA reserved, you *may* be able to get round Ihugs network with it though if you need to pickup email and such for a pop server and send using their smtp server.

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