> "Paul J Collins" <sneakums at zork.net> wrote:
>>>>>>> "RN" == Ruairi Newman <bofh at tech-mad.org> writes:
>>>>>> RN> Actually they sold something they could, and did provide.
>>>> I don't consider "kick 'em off after three hours" "no limits".
>>> I'm still trying to figure out what sort of person complains that a 3-hour
> disconnect with immediate reconnection is a limit, but apparently doesn't
> consider a 6PM-8AM time window a limit?
Me, for a start.
The three-hour connect is just annoying : it serves no purpose
whatsoever except to piss customers off. Anyone who's going to continue
using the service is just going to reconnect instantly.
However, it does serve the purposes of chopping remote SSH sessions,
cancelling long downloads, leaving hanging IMAP sessions on remote
servers, and generally making life annoying.
The laugh is, if they'd switch it to ISDN I'd use it about a quarter
as much as I do now, due to being able to have a useful demand-dial
system that doesn't take a minute or so to start up. However, they won't
provide it, so I won't put myself out. And they can't claim bandwidth
as a reason, because their problems with SNL users are not to do with
bandwidth, they're to do with time spent occupying a phone slot.
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