[oclug] Sympatico ADSL and y.k.w.
raywood at magma.ca
Sat Jun 26 00:17:39 EDT 2004
On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 05:57:35PM -0400, Brad Barnett imagined:
> On Fri, 25 Jun 2004 15:56:17 -0400 Raymond Wood wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 25, 2004 at 10:58:20AM -0400, Piotr R.Sidorowicz imagined:
> > > I have dropped Rogers for IStop a while ago, and I am happy I did.
> > > IStop is local to Ottawa, located across the Queensway from IKEA.
> > >
> > > One of the main reasons why I chose them was that they do not
> > > object to running ones own servers. As for Linux friendliness,
> > > they charge a "headache fee" for co-locating Windows servers. :)
> > > They also have instructions on their website on how to connect
> > > using pppoe under Linux.
> > >
> > > Regards, Piotr
> > I have been with IStop for over a year and a half now. There were
> > some stability problems when I first signed up, but these have
> > largely disappeared as of late. Overall I am very happy with
> > IStop's increased stability, and I'm happy to support a smaller
> > company that explicitly supports users of Linux.
> Why do you promote a crappy, unprofessional, money grubbing company like
> istop? ;)
I know you don't like IStop, and doubtless you have your reasons.
I'm just telling it like it is -- from my perspective. IStop has really
improved over the last year or so. I SSH from work into my home box
every day, and I can count the number of times on one hand that my
connection has gone down, and not come back up minutes later. Since I'm
not running a business or mission critical website, I can live with this
-- it's no biggie.
If people want a low-cost static IP that supports Linux and has a
tolerant server policy, then I think IStop does a decent job. If, OTOH,
people are looking for uber-reliability, then go to Magma or some such.
You'll pay more, but you'll get more reliable broadband. IStop is a
decent bargain ISP IMO...
Have Fun with GNU/Linux,
"Be Nice, or Leave - By Order of the Management"
(Sign above door, Black Sheep Inn, Wakefield)
GPG Fingerprint: 2E4D 8605 DD48 E80F F893 1C02 B65D 86D9 3B3C 0E03
Encrypted E-mail Preferred
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
Url : http://tux.oclug.on.ca/pipermail/oclug/attachments/20040626/6d37ba0f/attachment.bin
More information about the OCLUG