From: Padraig Brady (Padraig.Brady at domain digital.com)
Date: Tue 17 Aug 1999 - 17:33:46 IST
loads of good info here..
> > Yep there's an admin trade off here obviously though.
> > Have you any ballpark figures, or anyone in
> > Ireland that does it?
> Most ISP's will do it, but I've no idea about costs or anything.
> Also, rememeber that most WWW customers will expect more than
> 64k access
> speeds for their WWW site. Not all of the world is dialup
> 56k, and I can
> tell you that there's nothing more tedious than being at the
> end of a fast
> connection, where the data is crawling though because of a bottleneck
> somewhere else.
That's a very good and obvious point I overlooked.
> As regards administration, unix server administration is
> pretty much the
> same, regardless of whether the system is in the same room or
> in the next
Yep, but I was thinking about HW. (upgrades, specialised external HW access,
> > How would this be an admin nightmare. Just use a mail server
> > on the LAN (e.g. VPOP3) to distribute the mail both ways.
> > How would having a leased line help things here?
> Static IP address,
How does this help?
> no need to bother about the risk of the link being down,
i have to say I've never had problems connecting to IOL
in over 3 years. I can't speak for other ISPs.
> good quality customer service from ISP's,
Hmm that would be a help OK. I usually get feed up
and figure things out myself.
> faster access (remember that 56k access is never 56k),
> cleaner, easier configuration, less maintenance, etc, etc, etc.
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