Internet Service - Repairs

Bobbie Sellers bliss-sf4ever at
Wed Jan 21 19:38:10 PST 2015

     Well I want to stop this as the regular mailing list has been restored
Please take all SF-LUG correspondendecne to <sf-lug at>.

     Thanks for your consideration.

On 01/21/2015 07:21 PM, Alex Kleider wrote:
> On 2015-01-21 18:53, Daniel Gimpelevich wrote:
>> On Wed, 2015-01-21 at 16:37 -0800, Bobbie Sellers wrote:
>>> I am sticking with DSLextreme for my own reasons mostly financial,
>>> but
>>> also because
>>> when I have a problem they help despite my deviant use of Linux.
>> They always asked me to reboot into Windows, which I dutifully then
>> pretended to do, since I do not dual boot. Such pretense saves a lot of
>> hassle when you have to call India. As for financial reasons, I suppose
>> the least one could pay with DSLExtreme is with their option (not
>> requirement) to piggy-back on an AT&T line (for which the least anyone
>> can pay is $3/mo for "measured-rate lifeline" service) at 768Kbps
>> download/384Kbps upload for $12.95/mo with a full-year contract for a
>> total of $16/mo. The closest thing Sonic has is an unadvertised 6Mbps
>> download/768Kbps upload plan with no contract for $19.95/mo plus
>> $6.50/mo equipment rental for a total of just shy of $30/mo (nearly
>> double) not to mention the ability to read e-mails using mutt/pine/elm
>> over ssh to their server.
> I don't think Sonic would ever expect you to do anything with M$ Windows.
> In fact, if you are one of their customers, they'll provide you with a 
> user
> account on one of their (I assume) Linux servers.  I played with it a bit
> early in the time when I was beginning with Linux.

     Too bad they don't advertise the less expensive option.
     I definitely cannot afford what I don't know about and with the
equipment rental it would push the bill to the same as DSLExtreme.

     Please begin to post to <sf-lug at>.

     Do Not forget to thank Rick Moen for his work in getting the list 
working again
and for taking on the work of doing the list in the first place,

     Bobbie Sellers

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