[olug] Basic cheap local hosting?
T. J. Brumfield
enderandrew at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 19:25:04 UTC 2011
In Omaha (at least in my neighborhood) the fastest Qwest offers it a 7Mb
downstream. Cox for the same price is 15Mb downstream with 20Mb bursts when
you have large downloads.
On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 1:16 PM, Obi-Wan <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:
> All the more reason to go with Internet Nebraska, even though the
> actual circuit is owned by Qwest / Windstream. They actually give
> a rip about customer service, and they love Linux.
> I requested PPPoE for my linux-based router/firewall at home, and
> it was setup with no problems.
> I don't know about Qwest vs Cox, but in Lincoln, DSL downstream is
> just as fast as cable. Upstream is slower than cable (768Kbps), but
> I'll take that tradeoff for a cheap static IP address.
> > If I plugged their DSL modem directly into my computer, it worked.
> > my router it wouldn't. So I checked Google, and apparently Qwest uses
> > PPPoE, and I needed to configure the PPPoE credentials in my router. So I
> > contacted Qwest and they kept swearing up and down that Qwest doesn't use
> > PPPoE and there were no credentials, except I could see in my DSL modem's
> > configuration where there credentials were saved. I just couldn't see the
> > password.
> > I fought with their support for a month. They insisted they didn't
> > people using home routers, and I also made the mistake of saying Linux
> > they asked me to do Windows troubleshooting. Then they stated
> > that they do not support Linux computers connecting to their internet.
> > refused to speak to me about getting my router working.
> > I never got it working fighting with their support for a month since they
> > refused to give me the PPPoE credentials. And I believe where I live,
> > are the only DSL option.
> > On top of that, it is considerably slower than the similarly priced Cox
> > offering.
> > I do get really fast downloads from Cox. My wife and I were both
> > downloading the 38 GB SW:TOR clients at once and each were getting 2.0MB
> > second downloads.
> > On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 12:16 PM, Obi-Wan <obiwan at jedi.com> wrote:
> > > I'll third the use of your own server over a DSL line, ditching Cox
> > > and their annoying port blocking. Internet Nebraska offers a variety
> > > of DSL options in the Qwest area:
> > > http://www.inebraska.com/dsl/
> > >
> > > I've been running my own servers at home with a static IP for about
> > > ten years. The flexibility is great, even if the upstream bandwidth
> > > isn't. I still run my high-traffic web sites elsewhere (the largest
> > > of which is on IN's own web serer), but I can do all of my tinkering
> > > and low-volume stuff at home.
> > >
> > > > I have a friend who owns a business and needed a Web site / E-Mail.
> > > > also has a pretty fast DSL pipe going to his office. I persuaded him
> > > > that he could house a Linux box in his office to serve as his router,
> > > > his E-Mail server, and his Web server; I am his tech support, and the
> > > > price of my service is that he lets me put a couple low traffic Web
> > > > sites on that server. He saves money and gets better service plus
> > > > attentive tech support; I get free server space and total control
> > > > the server; everybody wins.
> > > >
> > > > Using a Linux box for a combined router / mail server is actually
> > > > handy in a lot of ways. Intraoffice E-Mail is lightning fast.
> > > > E-Mail is handed to the SMTP server almost immediately, and for that
> > > > matter, by the time you become aware of incoming E-Mail, it's
> already on
> > > > the LAN. And whatever bottleneck there is on Web service because of
> > > > slower up speeds, well, for small sites it's not much of an issue.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Ben "Obi-Wan" Hollingsworth obiwan at jedi.com PrairieRimImages.com
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> > > Giver of all good things, so if I stand, let me stand on the
> > > promise that You will pull me through. -- Rich Mullins
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