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Apr
26
comment Fiber Optic Home network?
(cont'd) The French regulator (ARCEP) specifically disallowed calling FTTH a connection where the ONT is connected by cable to the home (this was the case with the SFR ISP). This is an article from the regulator which describes all this, unfortunatly only in French: arcep.fr/fileadmin/reprise/dossiers/fibre/…
Apr
26
comment Fiber Optic Home network?
in France in order to be able to call a connection FTTH there must be a fiber connection betwen the ONT (the demarc in your case) and the box of the operator which is at home and which serves the triple-play services (network, telephony, TV - of which you may select a subset). You may have a case where the fiber goes directly into the box (this is the case for the Free ISP) or you terminate the fiber next to the box and connect with a cat6 (Gb) ethernet RJ45 cable (as done by the Orange ISP).
Apr
24
comment Why is a home fiber connection asymmetric?
@DanielB: yes, I understand that. And, in that context, the fact that my ISP pays for traffic is clear as well (it is a Tier 1 provider, but would need to pay anyway for local peering). This does not explain the asymmetry in the bandwidth, particularly because download >> upload and what is limited is upload (which would not be used anyway, even if not limited)
Apr
24
comment Why is a home fiber connection asymmetric?
@DanielB: where did I say that? My question is about the reason of asymmetric bandwidth for fiber. acejavelin mentioned one possibility, which does not fit well with the case of my provider, so I am still looking for a reason.
Apr
24
comment Why is a home fiber connection asymmetric?
@acejavelin: maybe. My ISP is the largest one in the country and is the one to sell its infrastructure to others. They own the fiber and the equipment (and have to make it available to other due to regulations).
Apr
24
comment Fiber Optic Home network?
This is a good answer but "Even fiber-to-the-home ISPs usually terminate the fiber at the demarc and run copper into your house from there." depends on the country. In France there is a law which requires the ISP to specify whether this is true fiber to the home (FTTH) or FTTx (where x is whatever, except H)
Apr
24
comment Why is a home fiber connection asymmetric?
@acejavelin: I was thinking about that as well but in my case i) the infrastructure belongs to the ISP ii) people, as you mentioned, will mostly download and equipment-wise there is no difference so they do not gain anything by limiting the upload. Additionally, the usage of such bandwidth in the vast majority of the cases will be insignificant for home users.
Apr
22
comment What does “not supported” mean in Virtualbox?
@FrankThomas: Thanks. I know what "not supported" can mean, in that specific case I was rather wondering about the "not supported by whom" (Virtualbox or the host VM)
Apr
15
comment How to find a router at an unknown location in a house?
@Kristian: this is a fairly standard setup (at least in France). The rationale, I guess, is to be able to use the room should one of the fuses fail.
Feb
3
comment Is it possible to answer a Skype for Business call from the locked screen?
Thanks, but I need to know who is calling and not answer blindly (similar to a mobile call with locked screen)
Dec
25
comment Is it possible that a specific browser does not support some unicode?
@blm: thank you for the suggestion (I have also learned on the occasion that unicode is horribly complicated). The epiphany list suggested to ask on the webkit one - I will update the question if anything useful surfaces.
Dec
23
comment Is it possible that a specific browser does not support some unicode?
I modified my question to make it explicit that the font is loaded directly from Google, so it is exactly the same everywhere.
Dec
13
comment Is it possible to answer a Skype for Business call from the locked screen?
This is not different from the security of a mobile: you get to see who is calling and are able to answer the call. But anyway - if there is no solution never mind. Thanks.
Dec
13
comment Is it possible to answer a Skype for Business call from the locked screen?
I do not have a desk phone anymore and I am rarely logged into the mobile client. I was really hopeful for a useful "swipe to answer" feature in the PC.
Nov
5
comment Is it possible to get the sheetname?
In my case I needed to use ; instead of , when separating the elements of a function
Oct
14
comment Why private (RFC1918) addresses are not resolved by my provider?
Right on spot, thank you. Following your idea, I found on the dev forums of my provider exactly this reason for the filtering (dev.freebox.fr/bugs/task/9909 - in French)
Oct
14
comment Why private (RFC1918) addresses are not resolved by my provider?
No, this is a server which has a private address. The difference in behavior for that entry with mail (which is a CNAME to a public address) and ext (which is an A record pointing to a public address) are the heart of my question.
Oct
13
comment How to book a room but not set my calendar as busy
Interesting - I did the test again and this time it worked as designed (the room is booked and I am 'free'). Thanks for pushing me to try again :)
Oct
13
comment How to book a room but not set my calendar as busy
Thanks - I mentioned this solution in my question. The room then becomes 'free' as well and is visible as free (which is a problem if someone wants to book it) and for me (as the room is "bookable", i.e. someone's meeting in that room will not be rejected because the room is 'busy' (if this is the mechanism used by Exchange to decide whether a room is available or not,))
Aug
3
comment Why does Outlook play a sound upon new mail while this is disabled?
@MichaelKjörling: thanks for the suggestion, but no. I have this setting disabled for years (I am never interested to know that an email comes in - thus the "all disabled" settings) and out of a sudden it started to work today.