[SunRescue] dsl advice

PaulKhourypkhoury2 at loop.com PaulKhourypkhoury2 at loop.com
Thu Aug 10 06:15:06 CDT 2000

On Tue, 08 Aug 2000 20:35:41 -0700, Kurt Nowak wrote:

>Hello all,
>Im planning on getting DSL service installed in the near future, but Im
>still deciding on what service/ISP to chose. I dont need anyting fancy
>like SDSL...regular ADSL with a dynamic IP is ok.....Anyone have any
>advice and or preferences? Im especially concerned with the ease of
>implementing one of my Sparcs to run OpenBSD as a firewall/NAT to be the
>internet gateway for my home lan. I notice many DSL services have it so
>the DSL modem is bound to the MAC address of the network card... Is
>there anything else i should be concerned with? Im looking at earthlink
>right now because the seem to have a good reputation and are one of the
>few providers in my area...anyone have any gripes with them?

Yeah - you'll get lots of spam, you get the usual dynamic IP address, and
you're supposed to use their pathetic WinPOET software.  Most of my co-workers
at Earthlink don't even use their DSL, but rather other providers. =)
(Fortunately, I start a new job on Monday, so now I can really make fun of Earthlink).

Not sure about broadband, but I do know tech support in general is 24/7/365, which
is a big PLUS.

 Id hate to
>buy into a contract and then find out that i wont be able to work my
>Sparcs into the picture!
Well, to put it this way, the most Earthlink would do is give you the settings.
I'm willing to bet I'm one of the few or only people/person who knows about Solaris
in tech support anyways... =(

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