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Jan 9, 2021
Really liked two of things mention in this podcast and dove into both for my home network.


Loved the idea, but the costs for what I would want min (DTTS) is $100/month min buy a year and you still need to proved compatible hardware, The recurring cost seems a bit much for this as a SaaS solution since I don't see what can improve each month vs the initial idea. Least at a $100/month. Maybe I'm missing something.

Logging made simple.

Again loved it and went straight into what it would take to roll out at home. Dive in, you need AD + docker. Not a big deal. Synology can run both or willing to build a purpose built docker machine. Then the first road block, I have ~8 win boxes all running home edition. Just the upgrades to join AD is $100 a pop before we get started.

Is there any "pro home / small biz" type solutions that can even come close to matching what these can do for say $1-5K one time cost?
Loved the idea, but the costs for what I would want min (DTTS) is $100/month min buy a year and you still need to proved compatible hardware,
Ah. THANK YOU for the valuable feedback. So, it's clearly an enterprise-level solution. I should have asked those guys about the pricing but we never got around to that. I agree... $100/month is nuts. Perhaps in time they'll arrange something that's more reasonable for residential users. DTTS does require more than using a curated DNS server.
more reasonable for residential users
They do have a lower spec cheaper option dedicated to individuals, but it doesn't have all the features that impressed you (particularly the "don't talk to strangers" feature) which they apparently have a patent for .

They have different tiers, you can see them here (adjust the slider)
The home option is still expensive at $100/year, in my humble opinion, but I guess that's on par with a VPN.
Regarding the road and pole, it is a very common thing, as you will find the road widening is being done by a private contractor, and they have already sent a request to move the poles through to the appropriate entities that own the poles. however for the power lines this is easy, the pole and wires are owned by a single entirty, though the pole might be maintained by a separate pole company, and the wiring by another entity, both either controlled or owned by the electric utility. The pole with the phone lines however will be shared, with both the local telco, and the local fibre provider/s, and the local cable suppliers all using that right of way to hang cables.

So a request was sent to multiple other entities, some government, some utilities, some private companies, identifying the poles affected, the location, and what will be done there. But they take months often to respond, so the road installer will build the road, paving around the poles, and completing the install, as they want to be paid, and thus get to finish the job. The other companies will have the pole owner install new poles, in the new road reserve that has now been added to the district road map and utility layouts, and then the pole suppliers will tell the entities with cables about the new poles being there, and they are authorised to transfer services. So they will each send a crew out, and move to the new pole, and close the move order.

After all is done, the pole owner will go to the site, and remove the poles, and in turn notify the road contractor they are completed, who will then send a small crew out to patch the hole with tar, after doing a small excavation to allow the new substrate layers to be installed and tamped correctly, and then a patch is laid to provide the wear course for the road.

Nearby me there was a road widened, to include an extra turn lane, like here, and it was all done by the same municipality. However there was a period of around 5 months where the old light pole, complete with light, and a row of cones and barrier tape, was in the middle of the road, because the roads department is a separate entity in the metro from the electricity department, which in turn has a separate street light division, and they also have a separate division that handles poles and other vertical support structures. So roads did the new lane, passed through to electricity, who in turn sent to street lighting, who in turn removed the light, and then sent through to poles for a new pole, and cable to be moved, along with removal of the existing pole. 3 months later the new pole was in place, but still took another 2 months for the old one to be removed, and another 3 for the hole to be patched, in the interim it was a pothole filled with loose gravel, and a cone that was regularly run over.
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