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

Phillip Hale philliphale at
Mon Jul 28 14:48:29 CDT 2003

it's true covad only supplies the telecom connection(what is it called tier2
or 3)...the ISP has to do everything else(monitor the bandwidth,route the

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

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 14:05:48 -0500
"Jonathan C. Patschke" <jp at> 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.
Earthlink outsources its DSL with Covad, although I think it actually
ends up going through EL, so some things are a bit different. But as
far as I can tell Covad doesn't filter anything - I get all kinds of
SMB garbage hitting my firewall, so I put in an IPFilter rule to drop
port 135-139 and 445 traffic without logging it. Of course, there's
still plenty of Code Red, Nimda, etc. traffic...

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