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John Offline

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Posted: Jan. 16 2005,08:04 QUOTE

I am interested in ISPs in all countries, not just the US and the UK.  So,. please share with us your experiences no matter where you are.  Also, my depth of US, Canada and UK data is quite low. Any Road Runner, or Comcast folks out there?  Earthlink?  Any mom and pop ISPs out there which are Linux friendly?
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Posted: Jan. 16 2005,14:39 QUOTE

I used Acer-access ( for a while. They were very linux friendly.

I just used the ppp dialer in DSL.

I now use East Texas Ruralnet ( Their wireless broadband is just plugs into a router/firewall, so it's very linux friendly as well.

Never used their dialup services though.


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Posted: Jan. 16 2005,21:26 QUOTE

I use SBC/yahoo - adsl ..

They are NOT linux friendly with support.
In fact, if you do not have a windows machine currently connected
DIRECTLY to their provided modem, you won't get far at all with tech support.

Using it in Linux/DSL is very easy, though.
Reconfigure the modem as a pass-thru to your router/gateway/firewall,
and setup for pppoe login, and your all set.

I did have to call to setup my INITIAL login account..
After that , everything is done via sbcyahoo online.

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green Offline

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Posted: Jan. 16 2005,22:50 QUOTE

I use Road Runner broad band cable.

They don't support Linux, per say. But that is if you want to install their software package which I've never done...even on windows.

I can still access email via pop or smtp just like any other email.

As long as your box will accept an IP via the modem or router/firewall or firewall (smoothwall in my case) there are not issues and it's really fast with 3MB down and 483k up.
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Posted: Jan. 16 2005,22:51 QUOTE

pppoe to make SBC work, I'll be damned (small linux).  I thought I had to get the modem working with windows first, then shut down and restart in dsl without turning the modem off.  The things you learn from these forums...

I also used a ppp connection, which was easy once I got the method (again from a forum post).  The Mom and Pop ISP I had sold out to CShore.  I really haven't had many dealings with them, but as long as the user names and passwords are OK, there's no problem.  The Mom and Pop was super Linux friendly as they had linux machines themselves.
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