Re: [fw-wiz] About Port Forwarding, Apache and Firewall Rules
From: Chuck Vose (vosechu_at_roman-fleuve.com)
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2004 13:53:40 -0700
> There is no God-given, natural law or Constitutional right to Internet
> access. What there is are for-profit companies (mostly) that provide
> various levels of Internet access, for a fee, under contractual
> Btw: *Most* DSL and cable broadband providers do have SOHO/business
> packages that allow the running of services and give one static IP
> addresses. Many areas of the country have alternate (usually DSL)
> broadband providers that can supply business-class connectivity. Of
> course: These options all come at a price.
There are even other things that DSL that can also work nicely for remote
areas. Satelite is the farthest reaching but usually has terrible upload.
ISDN can get rates up to 1.544 Mbps and is very far reaching if I recall
I agree with Jim, no company is obligated to provide you anything not
implicitly stated, especially if it causes the company loss of revenue or
There are very few ISP monopolies, China is one of the few that managed it.
There is almost always another way provided you're willing to do the research
or lay 100baseT4 lines yourself.
Why not just find a nice colocation or free server? Beigetower.org is still
one of my favorites and it's free, full shell and everything.
Good Luck, apologies for jumping into the middle of a conversation,
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