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RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: My home internet connection is ADSL

by mdillon (Priest)
on Nov 09, 2000 at 10:42 UTC ( #40681=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to RE: RE: RE: RE: My home internet connection is ADSL
in thread My home internet connection is

well, there is also the fact that all the dynamic IP schemes for DSL suck. most providers these days are offering PPPoE which is a lot like a dialup connection in terms of the ISP's level of control over the connection (it is a session based connectivity protocol, i.e. your DSL has to "dial up" with a username and password). DHCP is not so bad, unless your DSL network is overbooked, in which case you can have problems renewing leases (read: you can't access the Internet because your ISP takes away your IP address and won't return it or give you a new one). to me, avoiding all of that hassle is worth a few extra bucks a month. my static IP DSL is rock solid.
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by jrsmith (Pilgrim) on Nov 09, 2000 at 23:30 UTC
    not to mention the fact that if you have dynamic ip service and are inactive for a given period of time, regardless of their "always on" advertisements, they will disconnect you to free up ips in the ip "pools". they simply don't have enough ips for everyone who is signing up, but if you get static ip service this never happens. i fully intend on getting static ip when it is available.

    ps- there's more detailed info on this phenomena at www.dslreports.com

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[ovedpo15]: But I don't know the length of the string. will it still work?
[ovedpo15]: The only thing I know is that there is a comma at the end and a value after that
[hippo]: Try it and see. Your computer won't explode.
[Corion]: length will tell you the length of a string.
[Corion]: But if you are parsing CSV, again, let me point to Text::CSV_XS, which you should use instead
[hippo]: +1 for Text::CSV_XS
[ovedpo15]: Im not allowed to use additional modules, so I can't use it. looking for a simple regex to do this task though..
[Corion]: Ah, so this is homework? Then most likely, you should review your course material closer. It would greatly surprise me if the course material wouldn't mention the topics that will be used in the homework...
[Corion]: I already showed you the simple regex to match the last part of a string without a comma in it

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