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Fios in the Broadlands?

Discussion in 'Community Broadband & Computers' started by Pictor Guy, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. Dwarflord

    Dwarflord New Member

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    Thats exactly what I do. I pay $30/month for a DEDICATED server that I lease. I can do anything I want with it and is far cheaper than expensive dedicated lines and more reliable. I host, email, 3 webservers, dns, ftp, SQL, Proxy and 4 game servers.....:). All of this on a 100mb burstable pipe. From Va. I can ping it in 35ms, so Im happy with using this service. I dont understand why more people dont do things like this, maybe its easier to do it all from home, I dont know. I do it all remotely via web admin for linux. Maybe linux is the limiter for most people, but I know next to nothing about linux. There is so many forums out there to help, and webadmin is very intuitive.

    DwArFlOrD
     
  2. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    I'm no fan of Webmin and the like. But I have no problems working in config files with vi ;)

    Who do you host with?

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  3. Dwarflord

    Dwarflord New Member

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    vi......ewwwwww, yukky.
    Everytime I use that I destroy my configs, it may have something to do with not knowing how to use vi...:)
    I currently host w/ serverpronto.
    Ive looked into ait.com and managed.com, those 2 seem to have great values as well.
    Ive been with serverpronto since december and have really only seen 2 or 3 glitches in their network (mostly routing and bgp update issues), but they are addressed in an acceptable timeframe. Ive had 0 problems with the hardware. So im happy overall. I would like to get more ram. I get 200gig / mo of transfer, but it seems the norm these days is 1 terabyte of data transfer, but for $30 I cant complain....:)
    I like webmin because its customizable and you can add modules and custom modules and setup other users with virtual accounts. I hear cpanel is another option, but I do not think that software is free. I also like webmin cause I know almost nothing about linux and to use the cli via ssh, well, lets just say it would get ugly real quick and I would have lost interest....:)

    DwArFlOrD
     
  4. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    vi is crap. I don't see why all these hard core unix geeks think it is so great... *sigh* =)
     
  5. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    Them's fightin' words. [:p]

    vi is quick, very powerful, easy (once you know a few commands) and works on almost any enviroment (GUI, terminal, Linux, HP-UX, Solaris, Irix, etc.) But then I also like pine for a quick text mail reader. ;)

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  6. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Because it has all the true text editor commands. If you want a word processor style, no it sucks. If you want a line editor style.. jumping to lines.. finds.. etc.. its fine.

    Its universal and works what you need INSIDE a text environment. Its command mode vs edit mode just throws most people.

    -Steve
     
  7. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I bet you guys liked edlin too! =)
     
  8. Pictor Guy

    Pictor Guy New Member

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    now edlin was crap. :)

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  9. hornerjo

    hornerjo Senior Member

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    Where is the emacs crowd like myself jumping out of the woodwork in support? :)

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  10. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I used xemacs back in the day.. it rocked =) pico/mcedit for console, xemacs for X for me 8)
     
  11. Pictor Guy

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    Hmmmm... first official mention of Fios for Loudoun County. This is starting to look better for us but still no word on where in Loudoun County. And the pre-qual is still showing me as not able to get Fios since the initiall release of the pre-qual page.

    http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/041021/nyth133_1.html


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  12. Dwarflord

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    I called them earlier this week about my phone bill and when we were done solving the problem, she asked if there was anything else she could do today for me. I told her, ya, get us some DSL out here. She said that I was in the area they are pushing FIOS into. She said they are making a "huge" push for this and doing it very quickly. She told me they are trying to get away from DSL.........take it for what its worth, we know how customer service and salesmen are with the info they have, but if she's right, we should be seeing FIOS offerings in the near future, the way it sounds.


    DwArFlOrD
     
  13. Pictor Guy

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    Since they don't have to share/resell the fiber connection the way they do with DSL I wouldn't doubt that we'll see it, but `soon' is relative. If Loudoun is getting FIOS in 2004 I just hope the Broadlands is in that part of Loudoun that gets it. But with the prequal form showing we (or I) still can't get it while I know people in Arlington that are pre-qualified, I can't get my hopes up to high unless someone here knows more.

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  14. christinaandrob

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    DwArFlOrD, which part of Broadlands are you in, or do you think it's the entire area?
     
  15. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    15Mb down, 2Mb up for $50/month ... sign me up!
     
  16. Dwarflord

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    She made it sound like the entire area, at least the areas they service.

    DwArFlOrD
     
  17. FL Native

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    There was a mention about it either yesterday or day before in the Potomac Tech Wire. The news release that it linked to didn't add much to what we've all already seen, except that Leesburg was specifically mentioned as one of the areas. Again, with no tme frame indicated.
     
  18. neilz

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    Again, alot depends on whether or not we have fibre to the house in Broadlands North. Southern Walk has fibre ... whether or not it can be shared with OpenBand is another issue, I havn't gone into the technical issues on that.

    In the North, I'm not sure they included a fibre bundle when they laid cable, phone and power.

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  19. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I doubt openband is going to allow their fiber to be used by the competition...
     
  20. Tech Head

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    I think I have been told in the past that fiber runs to the curb, but not to the house in Broadlands North.
     

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