On Mon, Mar 26, 2001 at 02:56:57PM +0100, Liam Bedford wrote:
> 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
i completely disagree with this.
i can dial my house, press a security code when the answering machine goes
on and retreives my messages. i know people who can call their house and
turn on lights, turn on their heater, etc. and most answering machines
come with "toll saver" which means if the phone rings three times then
you have no messages - therefore you can hang up w/o getting charged.
all i want is to ssh to my box at home and read my mail. that's it.
no open mail relays, no nothin'.
if i can do it with my phone, i should be able to do it with my net
connection. just because it's new tech - and i use the word new loosely -
that does not mean that customers have to get reamed.
otoh, chris higgins description of the situation seems to be more
realistic about what we sould be concerned with: namely getting access in
the first place. what i'd like to know is what people can do to change
it? what's the address of the odtr? what ministers are responsible
for telcom regulation? can we quote chris's mail in letters to same?
kevin at suberic.net i... i have a dream. and that dream is:
fork()'ed on 37058400 use DIY::Tiler;
meatspace place: work my($t) = new DIY::Tiler;
http://suberic.net/~kevin $t->tile(-room => "en-suite", -style => "stone");
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