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Re: [vox-tech] new member needs help

A friend of mine has Telocity, since they offered static IP and a decent rate.
However,  some sites it cannot connect to (slashdot for example).  He has to
change to a public proxy so he can view them.  After a few calls to Telocity, the
situation stands.  Of course, this is second-hand information, so if you'd like,
I can try to get the whole picture from him.

Mytho X wrote:

> Has anyone tried DSL through Telocity?  I have found out they are
> available in my area and my contract with Pacbell is up in a few months.
> Stephen
> Mark Kim wrote:
> > Well, this is a long story.
> >
> > I live at Sorrento at the moment.  Last year, I lived at Cambridge
> > House apartments.  I got my DSL while I was at Cambridge, when they
> > offerred static IP.
> >
> > Before I moved, I called Pacbell to see if I'll be getting static IP at my
> > next place of residence (Sorrento, where I now live).  I was told yes,
> > though I may get a different IP.  That was great.
> >
> > When I made the actual call to move to Sorrento, the operator told me that
> > I can't have static IP.  This person probably isn't aware of the extension
> > of the contract (my contract at the time was for static IP, so it makes
> > sense that, when I renew the contract, that I get static IP, even if
> > I do move)  But I didn't care all that much so I said fine.
> >
> > Then I had loads of problems when I moved to Sorrento (you
> > remember...)  So I've probably made a couple dozen calls to Pacbell.
> >
> > One of the calls, it so happened, I was connected to a guy who decided to
> > connect me to Pacbell Internet.  Now, Pacbell Internet (or PBI for
> > short) offers the internet accounts, and is separate from SBC that's
> > giving me the DSL hookup.  They had several contradicting paperworks, and
> > the guy knew exactly what was going on (apparently he had dealt with this
> > problem before).  And he said, "You know you qualify for static
> > IP?  Here's your IP, gateway, and DNS: ..." and he got me all the info I
> > needed.
> >
> > And lo and behold, I am now static... :)
> >
> > -Mark
> >
> > On Tue, 30 Jan 2001 jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us wrote:
> >
> >
> >> On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Mark Kim wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>> On Tue, 30 Jan 2001 jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Mark Kim (on vox-tech) uses RP-PPPoE on a Mandrake system.
> >>>
> >>> I *used to*.  It turns out I qualify for static (bless that guy from
> >>> Pacbell Internet :) so I now have static IP!
> >>
> >> Is that like "qualifying" for a new credit card ($$)?  Or is it more like
> >> "you have passed the 'sane user' trouble quotient and if I give this to
> >> you will you leave me alone" qualification?
> >>
> >> It is also possible for them to assign static ips through RP-PPPoE... but
> >> I gather they didn't do that.
> >>
> >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> Jeff Newmiller                        The     .....       .....  Go Live...
> >> DCN:<jdnewmil@dcn.davis.ca.us>        Basics: ##.#.       ##.#.  Live Go...
> >> Work:<JeffN@endecon.com>              Live:   OO#.. Dead: OO#..  Playing
> >> Research Engineer (Solar/Batteries            O.O#.       #.O#.  with
> >> /Software/Embedded Controllers)               .OO#.       .OO#.  rocks...2k
> >> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >
> >
> > ---
> > Mark K. Kim
> > http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
> > PGP key available upon request.

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