Hmmm! The Multichannel network in Cork iss VERY crappy :o( You could get
high speed incoming connection, but would really need to have a modem link
for requests. Even if this is not the case, they have some major
(a) They have NO international bandwidth. No matter how fast a
connection they offer into your home, they can't give high-speed Internet
access, they don't have the bandwidth. All they would be doing is pushing
the bottleneck forward to another point on the network :o((
(b) They are bot registerd with RIPE. Which to me indicates that they are
some time off being able to offer an Internet service. They can hardly
offer an Internet service without any IPs to allocate to people
connecting, unless they do a CableNet and use private IPs. Having dealt
at length witth RIPE before, it will take some time to get an IP
(c) Look at their site! www.irish-multichannel.ie, its a vweb on TInet!
What ISP has a vweb (which aint even used) on another ISP's virtual vweb
As far as I'm concerned, their Internet aspirations are, well, well, ....!
But I do belive that hey will have Digital (and even interactive TV) soon.
(apologies for spelling, its late!)
On Wed, 19 Jan 2000, Adam Lock wrote:
> Cork, er Irish Multichannel sent me some junk mail hinting that they'll
> be offering a cable modem service at some point as part of their move to
> digital. Does anyone know more about it? One would hope that it is an
> unrestricted direct connection to the Internet with no nonsense about
> blocking ports, running web servers etc.
>> Ironically their junk mail was adorned with cowboys which is a very apt
> description for Irish Multichannel :)
> Adam Lock - locka at iol.ie>>> _______________________________________________
> Cork maillist - Cork at linux.ie>http://www.linux.ie/mailman/listinfo/cork>>
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