|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Moving ISP Services
|On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 08:56:43AM -0400, Ron Guerin wrote:
> Ruben Safir wrote:
> > On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 01:52:54AM -0400, Ron Guerin wrote:
> >> Elfen Magix wrote:
> >>> I remember helping a friend with his server set up. He used all the
> >>> 'big names' (Verizon, RoadRunner, Optimum, etc.) with static IPs. They
> >>> all swore that they allowed users to run servers. They all made
> >>> promises. Then it turns out, that you cannot run your own DNS with
> >>> their services. You cant. They do not allow it. They also monitor your
> >>> activity and an disconnect you on the slightest possibility that you
> >>> are doing something illegal in their eye (spam, even though you have
> >>> your own large mailing list. Software piracy up/downloads- even though
> >>> the group uses Open Source Free To Access Software! etc...)
> >> I've got a customer on OOL running DNS and SMTP. It can be done (now,
> >> at least) if you have the right service package. As for the
> >> hair-trigger disconnection, and annoying policies (both real and
> >> imagined by their customer support people) I've seen that on every ISP,
> >> including Speakeasy, with whom I am quite familiar and was otherwise
> >> happy with except for their trying to disconnect another customer of
> >> mine for port-scanning that wasn't actually happening.
> >> Ruben's problem here in any case is that he's already on Covad
> >> (Speakeasy) and wants out of there.
> >> - Ron
> > Did Speakeasy buy Covad? I left Speakeasy because they sided with the
> > wackos and disconnected me. Covad has left me entire alone. I just
> > can't contine to spend 200 buck a month on them anymore for a 1.1 mb
> > line
> No, Covad is the supplier of the service that Speakeasy runs over, which
> is one of the main factors in the cost. You're not going to save much
> money going to Speakeasy from Covad since that's essentially like going
> from Covad to Covad. Didn't you used to be on Speakeasy back in the
> CrackMonkey days?
Yes but Speakeasy was substantially less expensve than covad was. I
moved to covad because, frankly, they were a much more proffesional
outfit who speaks Unix and have been very helpful. But this recession
has beaten the crap out of me and add on top of that the events with
Ellen kidnapping the children and taking them upstate, and all me new
expenses, it's just too hard. I can't keep the lights on and pay of
Shoshana's education, and Aviva's camp and the divorce lawyer et et. I
just can't do it all. I've rech a pont in my life where I an no longer
be the superman everyone has come to expect of me all the time.
Additionally, Covad has been sold and they aren't even the same company
anymore and just the way the company communicates is not same any more.
They've started to charge a 4 dollar fee for late payments, not in
itself a big deal, but it does piss me off.
I which they could sell me an option with a 5mbt connection for less
than a 100 bucks a month but either because of politics or by their own
decision they just won't and I can't ignor 5 times the speed at half the
price at this point.
> - Ron