An ISP of their own (was RE: [rescue] Being jobless)

Phil Stracchino alaric at
Mon Jul 28 14:44:04 CDT 2003

On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 02:05:48PM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> > So ...   who *is* your ISP?  Inquiring^Wgeekish minds want to know.  :)
> Sounds like Earthlink.  I've had extremely good luck with them.  The
> only inbound ports they block these days are SMB, due to all the
> WinWorms.

Our Earthlink dialup service has been terrible.  They just randomly stop
routing our traffic anywhere up to six times a day.  The connection
doesn't drop, they just stop transporting data.  Not to mention that we
lost a third of our bandwidth when they closed the local "real" POP in
Tarboro NC (10 miles away) and put us on a redirector to Washington DC 
(310 miles away) about a month after we signed up.

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