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Old 01-26-2004, 08:47 PM   #16
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If you are on dsl, redhat comes with the nifty tool
/sbin/adsl-setup

Talk about easy

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Old 01-27-2004, 08:13 PM   #17
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In the end I found it easier to say I had a Apple and I wanted to connect my xbox to the Internet as well without my Apple being turned on... that buggared them!
Dude, so that's like saying that there's a Democratic George Bush as the US's president. People who own an apple system simply don't own an x-box. They either own a PS2, Gamecube, or both....
 
Old 01-27-2004, 09:33 PM   #18
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Erm, is it. OK. I am sorry to say that I don't follow American politics - we have enough fun with our own politicians here in the UK.

My point was that the "support" people at most British ISPs don't have a clue what Linux is. Since almost all of them offered the Frog as their 'free modem' and they blatently advertise that "Broadband is not available for Apple computers" I found it easier to explain to them that I was the owner of an Apple PC, I had no intention of paying for a Windows PC, and I wanted to connect my games console to the Internet aswell... what can you offer me? Rather than trying to explain what Linux is and how I would prefer to use an ethernet modem so that I can connect it to a dedicated firewall running Linux as well with the intention of hosting my own site.

Before I had the idea of using the Mac as a premise for "alternative solutions" I even had the good fortune to speak with someone at Freeserve who said that it was company advice to disable any kind of firewall. He obviously thought that I was talking about the so-called firewalling software like Norton Personal. I really didn't want to explain to him the difference between a software firewall, a "dedicated" hardware firewall and a PC running Linux could be a dedicated hardware firewall even though it runs software. I did, however, ask him whether it was company policy to ensure that all their customers are up-to-speed with all the latest virus updates and security patches since they would not support anything other than Microsoft Windows and they are advocating running such a virus-prone, flaky piece of software with high-speed access to the Internet with no protection what so ever. Needless to say he declined to say where the company stood on these grounds. Hehe.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 09:57 PM   #19
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startquote Thymox
Before I had the idea of using the Mac as a premise for "alternative solutions" I even had the good fortune to speak with someone at Freeserve who said that it was company advice to disable any kind of firewall. He obviously thought that I was talking about the so-called firewalling software like Norton Personal. I really didn't want to explain to him the difference between a software firewall, a "dedicated" hardware firewall and a PC running Linux could be a dedicated hardware firewall even though it runs software. I did, however, ask him whether it was company policy to ensure that all their customers are up-to-speed with all the latest virus updates and security patches since they would not support anything other than Microsoft Windows and they are advocating running such a virus-prone, flaky piece of software with high-speed access to the Internet with no protection what so ever. Needless to say he declined to say where the company stood on these grounds. Hehe.
endquote
Isn't it sad how often it becomes necessary to utterly TRICK idiot support putzes at some ISPs into, oh, I dunno do their damn jobs! And to think that their service would actually benefit from happy users going on-line unexposed to the BS that doz may unnecessarily allow!
 
  


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