Exetel trials content filtering technology - No "Opt-out"?

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  1. Sphinx2000

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    Oh noes!! :shock: :thumbdn:

    http://www.whirlpool.net.au/news/?id=1846&show=replies
     
  2. FiShy

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    I had a read of the exetel site, looks like a they are just sinkholing a list of address, so i doubt there will be any performance issues.... other then the fact there network is a pile of fail already.
     
  3. g@z

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    As someone on WP pointed out:

    They are not taking part in the government trial, they are doing it off their own bat. However, if you don't like it, complain to the government.

    How's that for stupidity? They do something they don't have to and if you don't like it complain to someone that has nothing to do with it.

    Another entry on my list of evil companies.

    Regards,
    g@z.
     
  4. Davo1111

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    I hope people will just vote with their feet and change isp's. Send a clear message to Exetel.
     
  5. caspian

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    they long ago made my stupid list.
     
  6. CQGLHyperion

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    Same here.
     
  7. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Ouch! No opt out?? That's gotta hurt.
     
  8. blancmange

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    Give http://steve.blogs.exetel.com.au/ a good read =)

    Steve explains in detail the current technical problems, questions, adventures going on with his department in Exetel.

    Been subscribed to his RSS for a while, always a good read =)
     
  9. jab_au

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    At this point that's the best opt-out solution.
     
  10. wormo

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    It hasn't impacted anything...Torrenting/Usenet/Page browsing...I'm about to ask them for an IP JUST so I can see what the hell they're on about.


    There's 0 impact on the server as they aren't trialing the proposed Govt filters, only their own solution. If you read the blog he describes that he's impressed by how it works.

    Exetel are highly AGAINST the government filtering policy, however, they are preparing for it - It's only for 5 days (now 3 left), and it will help provide feedback to both customers and staff on how the filters will impact the service, if any.

    Voting with your feet is just ignorant in this case. I'm against the filters, don't get me wrong, but this is nothing compared to what the Government are proposing.
     
  11. DarkLanDeamon

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    I got the email but honestly haven't noticed any differences no blocked pages no nothing all my pron sites work great still :D

    So meh i have no reason to change atm. Only issue i have with them is after 12 i notice my net slows down alot and i can't stream u pron without waiting for it to load bit by bit.
     
  12. AF35

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    the e-mail said it is trailing only 5 days. thus no op-outs. also if most people op-out the trial then the performance test won't be accurate.

    anyway. p2p still running :)
     
  13. dakiller

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    You better hope the government figures out how bad it is before everyone doesn't get an option to opt out
     
  14. wormo

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    You poor soul. You have to wait a minute :p

    I would say this is entirely unrelated - do a gooooogle search for "Youtube streaming slow Exetel".... I've noticed it too (not with porn, get your head out the gutter) and its the only negative side I can find with Exetel. I've been with them for just shy of a year now.
     
  15. Hohne

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    It wouldn't be a trial of what will really happen if they didn't lose a heap of business because people can't opt out. I think it's great that people can't opt out in their trial, opt out of using them instead.
     
  16. sender

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    OP, what part was the "suprise trial"?????

    Exetel emailed all customers to tell them what was going on.........NO SURPRISE there, so where is the surprise?
     

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