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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Road Runner cable service
From: Benjamin Bunck <bbunck@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 8 Feb 2001 08:47:52 -0600 (CST)
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I would basically echo this response.  As far as the speed goes, if your
coming from a dial in lifestyle, you're not going to be bothered by
anything for a while.  The mail certainly has been weird lately.  Other
than that though, I don't have any complaints (static ip would be nice).
I've never had any  problems with losing my ip.  In fact, I usually get
assigned the same ip  for a month or so (don't know if things are
different outside Augusta).

As far as RR goes, they don't care what system you run.  I believe their
official policy is "No <insert ftp/www/etc..> servers allowed" but I don't
think anyone really cares what you run on your personal system.  If you go
RR, consider buying the modem if you plan on keeping the service for a
year and a half or more...that's roughly the break even point for buying
vs. renting.


On Wed, 7 Feb 2001, John M. Resler wrote:

> If you know enough to setup DNS and the BIND system or can get help, I'd
> recommend it over RR. I have RR but it is all DHCP and for the same
> price, I'd much prefer the IP addresses of DSL but RR was here first and
> I just haven't changed. FWIW, RR mail seems to be exceptionally slow
> lately and I think their machines are letting the dynamic IP addresses
> go stale far too often without refreshing. As a result I periodically
> have to reboot ( every 36 hours or so) and the system requests an IP
> address (I believe that's how it works anyway) and then everything is ok
> for another couple of days or so.
> -JR
> Ryan Claycamp wrote:
> > I am looking at making the leap to broadband and it seems that Road
> > Runner would work best for me.  I would like to know what the
> > experiences of the people on the list are with the service and how it
> > works with Linux.  Do you let the cable people know you have Linux?
> > Is self-installation the best route?  Should I buy or rent the cable
> > modem?  Any help would be appreciated.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Ryan
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