From: cybersean3000 at domain yahoo.com
Date: Wed 24 Oct 2001 - 10:52:41 IST
On 24 Oct 2001, at 10:45, Ronny B wrote:
> 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 have ntl: for phone and internet (and let me know if you want to
connect with Linux). From Fridays at 6pm until Sundays at Midnight, my
connections are unmetered, I just pay 5 or 10p for the call.
> (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
> of bandwidth!
> 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
> time online)
> 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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