On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 02:49:28PM +0100, Justin Mason came forth with:
>> Paul J Collins said:
>> > That said, 75 a month for an always-on connection would still save me
> > money, especially since I could ditch my Web hosting provider
> > (assuming they assign static IPs). I guess I'm in.
>> Unfortunately, my guess is that static IPs, and maybe even the idea of
> "running servers", will not be permitted.
>> I'm purely basing this on the "DSL hell" stories I'm hearing from the US,
>I don't see any compelling reasons for them to allow people to host stuff on
a domestic line. Pay more, get a corporate line, they might allow it, but
for personal stuff, they'll get more money by giving a no-servers system and
then getting you to use their services. Plus, they don't have to worry about
what you do with your system (run a mail server with no relay checks, leave
file sharing turned on, etc).
I dunno what they will do, but I'd be very suprised if either static IP or
running a server are part of the default package.
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