Why I'm leaving Nildram

% traceroute news.bbc.co.uk
traceroute to newswww.bbc.net.uk (212.58.226.79), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
 1  router.happygiraffe.net (192.168.1.1)  2.795 ms  1.574 ms  1.736 ms
 2  192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1)  7.862 ms  2.403 ms  4.756 ms
 3  l1.ar21.nildram.gs1.dsl.pipex.net (62.241.167.243)  4453.422 ms  4861.269 ms *
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Plus, no response to a ticket opened over a week ago, despite repeated callbacks. I’m off to be. Now I just get to wait for the insane delays that BT put into the UK ADSL market (they’re worse than banks with cheques). Joy.

Comments 1

  1. dom wrote:

    It gets better!

    % traceroute -w 15 news.bbc.co.uk
    traceroute to newswww.bbc.net.uk (212.58.226.79), 64 hops max, 40 byte packets
     1  router.happygiraffe.net (192.168.1.1)  2.667 ms  1.239 ms  1.230 ms
     2  192.168.0.1 (192.168.0.1)  3.446 ms  2.470 ms  2.003 ms
     3  l1.ar21.nildram.gs1.dsl.pipex.net (62.241.167.243)  10447.829 ms  11107.471 ms  9974.862 ms
    

    Note that I had to increase the fucking timeout in order to register how bad it is.

    Posted 09 Sep 2008 at 21:28