On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Mark Hartkemeyer <hartk...@gmail.com> wrote: > I'm pretty new to FreeBSD and was reading part of Greg Lehey's The > Complete FreeBSD 4th Edition. I found the section on ISPs in chapter > 18 really interesting. I put some of his recommended questions to my > ISP, Cincinnati Bell's Zoomtown. I think I talked to three or four > people before I even got some of them answered. > > Here are some of the questions and answers: > > 1. What speed connections do you offer? > 5MBps upload/5MBps download (she said bytes, but should it be bits?) > 768kBps > > 2. Can you supply a static IP address? At what cost? > Yes, $49.95/month for the whole Internet package > > 3. How many hops are there to the backbone? > "It depends on the site you're trying to reach." (I think they > misunderstood what I meant by "backbone"?) > > 4. What kind of hardware and software are you running? > "Can't provide this, due to security reasons." > > 5. Can you supply primary or secondary DNS for me? > "You need a static IP." > > 6. Can you provide name registration? At what cost? > "Talk to residential services." > > 7. Do you give complete access to the Internet, or do you block some ports? > "Cannot provide this info, due to security reasons." After > asking, I was told that I would be able to run a mail server and http > server on my connection. > > 8. Do you have complete reverse DNS? > (They didn't know.) > > I assume this is a pretty typical response from ISPs. Has anyone > asked their ISP questions like these? If so, what kind of response > did you get? Does anyone know of a really good ISP, or a good > resource for finding a good ISP around Cincinnati, OH? > > Thanks, > Mark Hartkemeyer > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > 8.Q: I need to change my Reverse DNS on my Static IP for running a mail server. A: What are you talking about? That doesnt Exist.
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