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flipboi 10-24-2003 09:20 PM

ISP thingy
Is there such thing as operating system compatibility issue concerning ISP connections? (ISP's not accepting connections from remote PCs powered by UNIX-based OS, but only windows)?

ksgill 10-24-2003 09:31 PM

yes there is.

micxz 10-24-2003 09:31 PM

Not that I know of. Except for certain ISP's that provide a specialized service like satalitte internet such as "DirectWay" I believe this service is windows only and does not support all protocol (e.g. SSH). You have to ask your ISP. What kind of connection are we talking about? (Dialup, DSL, or CABLE?)

micxz 10-24-2003 09:34 PM


Originally posted by Jatt_thugz
yes there is.
Explain a little for "flipboi" that's kind of vague'

flipboi 10-24-2003 09:41 PM

I forgot to specify what kind of connection I'm using...sorry for that. I'm using a dial-up one. Thanks for the fast reply guys! :)

micxz 10-24-2003 09:45 PM

Hum' Never heard of "dial-up one" have you Jatt_thugz? What company is that?

flipboi 10-24-2003 09:54 PM


Originally posted by micxz
Hum' Never heard of "dial-up one" have you Jatt_thugz? What company is that?
It's not a's a kind of connection sir, since you've asked what are we talking about. (proper nouns should start with a capital letter, did I?)

micxz 10-24-2003 10:10 PM

My bad, I read kind of fast. Sorry to be confusing. I understood it's dialup. As far as I know dialup is standard and you should NOT have any capabilty issues.

flipboi 10-24-2003 10:13 PM

Thanks a lot, sir. :)

contrasutra 10-24-2003 10:43 PM

Many dialup ISPs (AOL, Netzero, others) like to use non-standard protocols, that don't work on linux.

If your ISP uses the standard - PPP (point to point protocol), then it will work fine anywhere (thats why its a standard)

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