[oclug] Alternatives to IStop?
flynn at clarkhall.ca
Wed Jun 30 07:52:03 EDT 2004
On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 12:30:49PM +0100, Mark Harrison wrote:
> Two different scenarios:
> 1: (Current requirement) All my websites and my mailserver are hosted in the
> States, and I'm not worried about changing them. I just need a basic ADSL
> connectivity ISP that allows HTTP, FTP, IRC, SIP/VOIP traffic outbound...
> (note that I use an externally hosted SIP gateway, so don't need a static
That should be met by any of the ADSL providers. Incoming
http/ftp/smtp is sometimes limited, though.
> 2: (Future requriement) I may want to host an Asterisk server internally, so
> would need a static IP address and the ability to receive SIP/VOIP traffic
> from externally-initiated connections without using an external SIP gateway.
Then I would stay away from Sympatico, and go with an alternate ADSL
> Obviously, recommendations from people who aren't Brad are welcome also....
I'm currently using http://nutnbut.net/ (Nothing But Net) out of
London (available wherever ADSL is sold!). They're about as cheap as
iStop for a standard residential 3M/800k connection, and slightly more
reliable. Still not as good in terms of reliability as they could be
(I've actually had some down time).
http://www.canadianisp.com/ has some useful information when looking
for a good ISP.
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