From: Ronny B (fvacuum at domain yahoo.com)
Date: Wed 24 Oct 2001 - 10:46:33 IST
On Wed, Oct 24, 2001 at 05:13:52AM -0400, Baldwin_James at domain emc.com wrote:
> btw, does South Africa offer such a beast? And how do we know you aint lion.
I know the options in .za are not exactly brilliant; I think the best
description would be "anarchic". People are lucky to get 28.8kbit
connections there. Somebody from South Africa said he was used to leaked
dial-up numbers to avoid large phone bills. Not quite legal, but
"everybody was doing it" :P
I'm not too satisfied with this country's offers, either. I spoke to an
NTL person a few minutes ago, and was underwhelmed yet again. I'd love
to see *anything* unmetered available. Even a fixed charge unmetered
dial-up thing would be enough now :/
(I'm also struggling with kernel 2.4.x not working quite right with PPP
these days - I get a few minutes of connection after 10-20 attempts)
paul [mailto:paul at domain carrot.co.za] wrote:
> OK this is probably a very subjective question but what is the Best
> ISP in Dublin??
There is no best - there is only adequate. I was kicked out by Esat
because I used the whole weekend for EverCrack. I didn't even use a lot
Errorcom are also not popular. They sound a tad like the monopoly I'm
used to from Norway.
I haven't been able to connect to either Indigo or Oceanfree for ages.
They were good when they worked.
> ISDN Capable with plans for ADSL
There is ISDN, but it's a rip-off (or was last time I checked - I am not
really interested in replacing equipment and paying more for the same
ADSL was mentioned in another thread. Horribly expensive, but I am
actually considering it if there's no huge connection fee. The phone
bills have been terrible lately. I blame Richard Dean Anderson.
> 1800 dial up number
> good speeds
> Linux Friendly
You're not *really* from this planet? I'd love to visit your planet!
Is the air breathable to earthlings? :P
Seriously, the latter is actually possible. They don't announce it, but
there is usually enough information to get things working.
(With cable, I expect you'll have to set up a DHCP client. But cable is
only available in Tallaght.)
> Does such a beastie exist????
Ah, we wish..we wish..
-- O-RB, coding & encoding
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