Why shell acct; was: dialup isp recommendations?
bri at sonicboom.org
Sat Aug 3 00:47:12 PDT 2002
if you view that as critical, as opposed to havin yer own unix box, I also
recommend speakeasy. They use Internap for routing, so u should get good
performance that way.
On Sat, 3 Aug 2002 sstrait1 at san.rr.com wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 01:52:36PM -0700, Brian wrote:
> > Who needs a shell acct if you have your own static ip?
> When reading news or browsing the web, a shell account can sometimes
> increase the effective speed of your connection or improve its
> latency. With the shell account and telnet or other terminal
> software, only one screen of data is downloaded through your slow
> modem until you ask for another. Without the shell account you
> download the whole news article or the whole web page before you can
> do anything else. This is poor latency and, in the event that you
> only want to see the beginning of the article or web page, it is also
> effectively poor throughput.
> If the bottleneck is not your phone line but server disk speed or CPU
> speed at your isp, then none of this applies and, as you said, who
> needs a shell account?
> > > On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 12:44:59PM -0700, sstrait1 at san.rr.com wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Any suggestions for a new dialup isp?
> > > > Required: ppp connection with my 14.4 modem
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