On Saturday 10 July 2004 04:20 pm, Bill Moran wrote: > Bob Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Hello, > > I remember reading in The Complete FreeBSD, by Greg Lehey, that > > you'll be better off with an ISP that runs FreeBSD or BSD/OS. Can > > anyone provide a scenario(s) where this would be most apparent? > > If you have problems and call their tech support. > > A number of ISPs in the past, when I've had problems and called, they > say, "do this with Windows" and when I say I'm not using Windows they > reply that they don't support anything but, and therefore can't help > me. That's been in spite of the fact that I've done everything > reasonable to determine that the problem is _NOT_ on my end, they > simply refuse to do _any_ diagnostic work if I wasn't using Windows. > > The situation seems to be getting better, and nowadays, I just lie > and say I'm using Windows and execute the equivalent commands in > FreeBSD and explain the result. > > > I don't know what OS my ISP uses but I do know that they only > > support Windows and Mac platforms. I've run OS/2 and FreeBSD using > > their email services and never really needed technical support. > > As long as you never need tech support, you'll probably never have a > problem, nor care what OS your ISP uses. After all, the Internet was > designed to be OS-independent ... when everything is working > correctly! > > > Now, I'm considering a new ISP primarily due to cost. Also, > > considering obtaining my own domain name and exploring web hosting. > > > > I assume that recommending an ISP is inappropriate but if you know > > of any forums that have discussed ISPs for FreeBSD, feel free to > > recommend them. > > I don't think it's inappropriate. > > I don't know of any nationwide ISPs that support/use FreeBSD, but if > you're in the Pittsburgh, PA area, city-net is FreeBSD friendly. > Otherwise, you could give your location and if someone knows a > FreeBSD friendly ISP in your area, I'm sure he'll let you know.
Look at their web page with Netcraft, it will tell you what their web server is and I think that is a good clue as to what the rest of their setup. Use "What's that site running" at http://news.netcraft.com/ Kent -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"