Jerry McAllister wrote:

On Sat, 10 Jul 2004 19:09:13 -0400, Bob Perry <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

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?

I don't know Greg's reasoning for that statement but it does seem
rather wrong to me. Would you judge a waitress on their choice of
shoes? Of course not, you'd judge them based on their service. Would you decide on who to hire to build you
a fence based on what kind of screwdriver they use?

Heh, only if it was the *wrong* kind.

Why would you choose an ISP based on what tool they use to provide you with a service?

Well, first it reflects on their judgement. If they run on FreeBSD, I give them credit for better jedgement. Secondly, if you have problems or questions, you are more likely to get an intelligent answer if they run one of the BSDs. If they run MS, they are more likely to just say they don't support anything different when you ask.


I had an emotional outburst here; whether laughing, or crying, I'm not sure. Also, I'm not sure *why* --- either because it's a complete untruth, and very sad, or very funny; or else because it's absolutely correct and very sad, or somewhat funny.

I had to go back on my old Winbox to find this exchange, and
it's quite unfortunate that as of yet, I can't find their reply:

ME: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Is there any chance you guys are interested in
fixing this issue???

Kevin Kinsey

QUOTED: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Reporting-MTA: dns;*
Received-From-MTA: dns;[]
Arrival-Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2003 09:32:17 -0600

Final-Recipient: rfc822;[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Action: failed
Status: 4.0.0
Diagnostic-Code: smtp;450 Client host rejected: cannot find your
hostname, []

THEM (paraphrased, as I can't find the message**): ------------------

"We are sorry that we can't help with this, as our DNS is
handled by the company that gives us our IP addresses..."

Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.

*Yeah, I'm not really protecting anyone ... though the name
won't resolve, there's any number of ways you can figure
out who we're talking about if you really want to.  Not that
it matters that much, none of you use them (for which you
should probably be grateful to Whomever)....

**But, as I stand here with upraised hand, and the other on
a New Testament, so help me, this is what it said!!!!
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