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  Reply # 2033501 11-Jun-2018 09:34
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Does the same issue still happen today?

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  Reply # 2033517 11-Jun-2018 09:52
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Linux: Does the same issue still happen today?

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I'm not sure. I'll switch back tonight


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  Reply # 2033533 11-Jun-2018 10:46
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We installed a vast Anycast DNS solution, regionalised around the country to reduce DNS latency. Def worth a try to see if your "weird" issue is resolved.

 

If not, send me some details and we will check iut out.


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  Reply # 2033550 11-Jun-2018 11:07
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I am currently considering switching to either Orcon or Slingshot because of an offer I simply cannot refuse. I just cannot decide which one.





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  Reply # 2033598 11-Jun-2018 12:04
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MikeB4:

 

I am currently considering switching to either Orcon or Slingshot because of an offer I simply cannot refuse. I just cannot decide which one.

 

 

 

 

I've been with orcon for over 10 years, performance and reliability have always been top notch


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dt:

 

MikeB4:

 

I am currently considering switching to either Orcon or Slingshot because of an offer I simply cannot refuse. I just cannot decide which one.

 

 

 

 

I've been with orcon for over 10 years, performance and reliability have always been top notch

 

 

That is very good to know





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  Reply # 2033655 11-Jun-2018 13:20
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hio77:

 

almost, anyway ;)

 

Long as it isn't red, your on the right path!

 

 

and openly peers and supports ipv6.

 

 

 

:-)


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  Reply # 2043349 25-Jun-2018 07:56
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MikeB4:

 

I am currently considering switching to either Orcon or Slingshot because of an offer I simply cannot refuse. I just cannot decide which one.

 

 

Is there actually any difference between the two network-wise anymore? I'm fairly sure they're different for support/billing, but outward appearances suggest a single network.





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  Reply # 2043365 25-Jun-2018 08:33
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Is there actually any difference between the two network-wise anymore? I'm fairly sure they're different for support/billing, but outward appearances suggest a single network.

 

 

 

 

I think you're right, I'm with Orcon but whenever I do a speedtest it says my ISP is Slingshot? 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2043977 26-Jun-2018 10:33
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dt:

 

Detruire:

 

Is there actually any difference between the two network-wise anymore? I'm fairly sure they're different for support/billing, but outward appearances suggest a single network.

 

 

 

 

I think you're right, I'm with Orcon but whenever I do a speedtest it says my ISP is Slingshot? 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are separate VRF's on common hardware that connected to the same upstream platcorm. So, in effect they are the same network but IP blocks and both technical and billing policies may vary.


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I've been with them over 10yrs nothing to complain about really odd hiccup, pretty dam good really - although @Michael Murfy's comment about ISP email providers...

 

Slingshot...which I have my email with....got me thinking... 'Simply don’t do this...' GAWD why not please..?


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  Reply # 2054484 11-Jul-2018 17:52
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I've been with them over 10yrs nothing to complain about really odd hiccup, pretty dam good really - although @Michael Murfy's comment about ISP email providers...

 

Slingshot...which I have my email with....got me thinking... 'Simply don’t do this...' GAWD why not please..?

 

 

What happens to your email if you do switch to another ISP?





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Don't. they are worse than bad - abysmal. Over a long period emails disappeared or their smtp server was unresponsive, they down graded me from 100/20 to 5020 without telling me and still charged me the full price, and sent me a crappy router that dropped my phone line. I suspect all the ISPs are the same. I switched to Orcon, dearer but their support and customer service is excellent and I have noticed a definite increase in my download speed. I think Chorus/Vocus may be part of the problem. As a good consumer: Cavet Emptor.


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  Reply # 2054908 12-Jul-2018 11:36
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Don't. they are worse than bad - abysmal. Over a long period emails disappeared or their smtp server was unresponsive, they down graded me from 100/20 to 5020 without telling me and still charged me the full price, and sent me a crappy router that dropped my phone line. I suspect all the ISPs are the same. I switched to Orcon, dearer but their support and customer service is excellent and I have noticed a definite increase in my download speed. I think Chorus/Vocus may be part of the problem. As a good consumer: Cavet Emptor.

 

 

You do know that Slingshot + Orcon are essentially the same network, right? They're both owned by Vocus.

 

And no, not all ISP's are the same.





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  Reply # 2055101 12-Jul-2018 14:37
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I've been with them for a long time (maybe 10 years)...

 

 

 

No real issues, but the odd little snag that has been easily solved with a call.

 

 

 

i have no burning desire to change.

 

 

 

I'm on the full-speed fibre all you can eat plan and it does us OK.





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