<div id="RTEContent">Your neighbor with the T-1 and WiFi sounds like a good solution. Just make sure you get his permission in writing; a man in Florida was recently prosecuted for using his neighbors WiFi without permission (the court thereby setting a precedent that using someone else's WiFi, even if the signal is unprotected, is illegal.)<br><br>The sf-lug website will probably not require high bandwidth. But hey, bandwidth is good and it reminds me of the old saying "you can never be too rich or too handsome."<br><br>Having your own server and control over it is good and will require you to learn a bunch of stuff. If you don't want to learn the sys admin stuff, then go with shared hosting at a provider.<br><br>Cheers,<br><br>Adrien Lamothe<br><br><br><b><i>jim stockford <firstname.lastname@example.org></i></b> wrote:<blockquote class="replbq" style="border-left: 2px solid rgb(16, 16, 255); margin-left: 5px; padding-left: 5px;"> <br>RFC:<br>I've gone round and round on this colo vs stick
to<br>what we've got vs web hosting that I'm dizzy. Issues:<br>* It's a good, good thing that we members have root<br>access to the boxes. Those of us who want to jump<br>in will learn linux better.<br>* It's a good thing that we members have physical<br>access to the boxes.<br>* It's a thing to save money: $15 per month is a<br>better thing than $100 per month.<br>* We assume the ability to tweak our web pages<br>ourselves whenever we like.<br>* T-1 is better than sDSL is better than aDSL.<br>* Discounts for the charitable are great.<br>* Sharing costs with others gets better situations at<br>less cost but with possibly more confusion (the<br>others may have root access, too).<br>* XEN or UML linux (virtual OS instances) are good,<br>but what's the learning curve?<br><br> MediaTemple is in Culver City. Web hosting<br>presents the risk of cost overages if storage or<br>bandwidth exceeds specs. What's the value of<br>being able to drive to the boxes and hang out<br>with the in
situ wetware?<br><br> There's a guy down the street from me who<br>has a T-1 line and wifi antennas all over his roof.<br>His clients are dozers who read their email and<br>sports in the evenings. He claims most of the<br>bandwidth is available and doesn't care if I hog<br>it somewhat. He claims I can have a static IP<br>address (don't know if that's a 10. etc.--let's<br>assume it's public). My bottleneck would be the<br>wifi connection between my back deck and his<br>roof. Given our good relations with him, we<br>could make our connection available to others,<br>too, for some consideration (money or help or<br>smiles). I'm not yet good enough to sysadm<br>the box, security, and entire set of servers.<br><br>Your opinions?<br><br><br>On Jan 1, 2006, at 7:29 PM, John Lowry wrote:<br><br>> I have a few friends that work at a hosting company that can hook us <br>> up with a %15 discount no problem if we decide to go that route and <br>> have told me that once we get a
non-profit tax code that we will get a <br>> %40 discount.<br>> They work at Media Temple<br>><br>> www.mediatemple.net<br>><br>> -- <br>> John Lowry<br>><br>> _______________________________________________<br>> sf-lug mailing list<br>> email@example.com<br>> http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/listinfo/sf-lug<br><br><br>_______________________________________________<br>sf-lug mailing list<br>firstname.lastname@example.org<br>http://linuxmafia.com/mailman/listinfo/sf-lug<br></blockquote><br></div><p>
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