[olug] Internet Access

Eric Lusk wyrmzr72 at yahoo.com
Tue Dec 14 23:32:05 UTC 2004

Big bonus for DSL for me: I have 3 CO's in my
immediate area, and routinely download above my "max"
capacity of 1.5 Mbps.  I can surf and download a file
at 1.6Mbps, along with  having mldonkey running in the
background :)
Can download a 700MB .iso image for Mandrake Linux in
45 minutes or less, depending on the server I'm
connected to. And of course I'm running my web server
at the same time. On port 80.
--- "Robert A. Jacobs" <r.a.jacobs at cox.net> wrote:

> On Mon, 2004-12-13 at 23:42, Jake Churchill wrote:
> > See, it's $40 for Cox and you get 4Mbps download
> and 512Kbps upload.
> > 
> Technically, you get *up to* 4Mbps download and *up
> to* 512Kps upload.
> If the pipe is saturated, you won't get near those
> values and depending
> on how many of your neighbors are sharing your pipe
> *and* what they are
> doing, you may be getting far less than you think. 
> That's the point
> Trent made earlier.  
> The other salient point is Nate's:  Cox's AUP states
> that you can't run
> any servers...no web servers...no mail servers...no
> anything.  While you
> can probably get around it by launching your servers
> on non-standard
> ports, Cox is within their rights to kick you off
> their service if you
> run servers (the fact that they choose to turn their
> heads the other way
> *right now* does not obviate the fact that they can,
> at any point,
> choose not to turn their heads).  
> Running servers is typically a non-issue in the DSL
> world and is the one
> thing that keeps me interested in this possibility. 
> The fact that it is
> cheaper is also a bonus.
> -robert.a.jacobs
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