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Old 05-16-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
WarlockofVirgo
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Question ISP Suggestions for Linux


I just installed SuSE Linux 9.0 next to Windows XP as a dual boot and I'm looking for a new ISP to replace AOL. Reason #1 AOL sucks and rips you off, but this reason is besides the point. My main reason is because I can't use AOL in Linux because of the damn AOL software not being compatible with Linux.

Any who, I want every one's opinions of good dialup ISP's that I can use for Linux. Preferably I want one that I can just use Linux's own DUN to log on to the ISP and not the ISP software. I don't need all that extra crap ISP's nowadays give you like free virus scanning and other crap. I was thinking of paying for the Netzero Platinum but you need there software to log on and the only 'Linux" OS they have software for is Lindows which I'm not even sure deserves the Linux name.

I saw one from a search on cnet.com that was $6 a month and you can use your own DUN connection, but decided after reading there terms of service that it wasn't worth it. The terms said they have the right to monitor all my Internet usage while on there service and that I'm not allowed to run any services on my computer like Apache and that any type of network scanning like port scans and network security scanning would get my service canceled and I would get charged like $200 for it.

But any ways any suggestions and opinions would be appreciated.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:45 PM   #2
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Shame you live in that dump called America :P Move to England ! ! Cmon
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:50 PM   #3
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Lol, I'd like to visit England someday. Feel free to wire me some money and I'll come visit. I'm actually thinking of moving to Canada near the Toronto area and applying for dual citizenship.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 04:55 PM   #4
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I'm 14 - Maybe when I'm older I'll lend you some money - With interest > : ) . I wanna move to canada, sounds cool omfg Dual BOOT CITIZENSHIP :S Sorry my n00by "omfg It sounds familiar" outburst there.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 10:08 PM   #5
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I have heard good things about AT&T worldnet. Any ISP that gives you a username and password and phone # is all you need.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 12:05 PM   #6
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If you read the terms of service for even "AOL" you will find that none of them allow you to run services like apache, sendmail etc over their dialups

As far as who to use, that depends on which has local numbers for you and will provide you access w/o installing (un-needed software)

AT&T
LuciNET
Earthlink

I'm sure there are more.. just dont have any idea of their service
 
Old 05-27-2004, 07:21 PM   #7
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I am using access4less.net but they don't provide an Email service. It is very cheap and has many access numbers and doesn't drop your connection. No software is needed and they provide instructions for Linux use if needed.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 07:53 PM   #8
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people pc is cheap and i used to use that with linux DUN you don't really need thier software. I don't know if they have changed that now or not.

http://www.eskimo.com/ is a Linux-friendly dial up ISP that has many access numbers i found by googling. I have no first hand experience though.

I think http://www.amerion.net/ is linux-friendly also.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 08:00 PM   #9
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Quote:
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I am using access4less.net but they don't provide an Email service. It is very cheap and has many access numbers and doesn't drop your connection. No software is needed and they provide instructions for Linux use if needed.
Tha's a good idea. One could always use softhome.net or myrealbox.com if they wanted free pop/imap and smtp. Or, save a piece of software being installed and use Yahoo or Hotmail from your browser.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 09:17 PM   #10
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Shame you live in that dump called America :P Move to England ! ! Cmon
Hey, I disagree with what you have said.

Edited by XavierP - Reason: abusive and inflammatory language

Last edited by XavierP; 05-28-2004 at 04:02 AM.
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:06 PM   #11
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If you can't find a good local ISP, I suggest Earthlink
 
Old 05-27-2004, 11:18 PM   #12
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My advice is, if possible, to get a local provider. They tend to have better service and not a lotta crap.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 12:51 AM   #13
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My advice is, if possible, to get a local provider. They tend to have better service and not a lotta crap.
I got local to. If you have trouble, you can go look them in the eye. Mine is here. www.exceedtech.net You may want to see if they have a local number for you. They run Linux so that should not be a problem. They have one of those dialer programs but you can just tell them you use Linux and they say OK and skip the dialer thing. Oh, It is $15.95 a month, unlimited. I forget to disconnect sometimes. It just sits there no matter how long I leave it.

Never know.

Later

 
Old 05-28-2004, 04:04 AM   #14
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snatale1 - you will see that I have edited your post. If you have a problem with something said by another member, click the "Report this post to a moderator" link and tell one of us. We do not want flame wars or inflammatory comment on LQ.
 
Old 05-28-2004, 05:52 AM   #15
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snatale1 - you will see that I have edited your post. If you have a problem with something said by another member, click the "Report this post to a moderator" link and tell one of us. We do not want flame wars or inflammatory comment on LQ.
I think Rauko did say something to upset him. Did me, I just didn't say anything.

Oh well.

 
  


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