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Re: [vox] providing services from a broadband connection
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Re: [vox] providing services from a broadband connection

FWIW I have 2 DSL lines here and both are pretty reliable.
Good enough to run the LUGOD web site and mailing lists, and
some other services.

So I'm inclined to think you could do better than Comcast,
if DSL is available to you.  Not to mention getting a more
reasonable AUP.  I use sonic.net and dslextreme, but if
you're in Davis try Omsoft.

-- Rod

On Wednesday 03 December 2003 11:40 am, David Margolis wrote:
> Like a lot of you probably have done, I have forsaken my Comcast cable
> internet acceptable use policy by running a small
> web/mail/file/ssh/smb/etc. box out of my home network.
> This is all experimental and fun, and I don't expect 100% uptime or
> anything, but every once and a while my network connection just flakes
> out.  It's not enough to complain about or bother calling tech support
> about as it doesn't happen all that often, and when it does it's no more
> than an hour or two.  It's no more flakey than anybody's DSL that I know,
> and for the most part it's a real rock solid, fast, consistant connection
> that I don't mind paying for given what I get.
> The most recent outage was yesterday.  My cousin e-mailed me and said "hey
> I can't access those pictures of your son you sent me."  I was I work, so
> I tried to SSH in and...nothing.  A few hours go by, and
> sure enough, it's back up.
> My question is this.  If I want a bit more consistancy for my Web pages
> and personal mail accounts, should I have to pay for monthly hosting ON
> TOP of what I pay for broadband?  Part of how I justify my $50+ a month is
> by telling myself that I'm basically getting free hosting out of the deal.
> Sure Comcast provides Web space, but it's not very big, doesn't support
> PHP/MySQL, doesn't support my domain name, doesn't come with a shell
> account, etc.
> Is anybody struggling with this sort of thing?  I have plenty of scattered
> Web accounts so it's not like i'm lacking for Web space, but nothing
> supports what I want to do quite like my perfectly customized box.
> Let me reiterate that I don't think my internet connection is really to blame.
> They provide what they claim to provide in a reasonable manner.  To
> complain that I don't have a solid enough connection to provide services
> I'm not supposed to be providing isn't going to fly anyway.
> Just fishing for thoughts...is anybody paying for broadband, but also
> paying for separate Web or Mail hosting?
> Thanks,
> Dave Margolis

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