Re: Uncle Sam Wants YOU!

From: H. Peter Anvin (
Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 12:49:37 EST

Followup to: <>
By author: William T Wilson <>
In newsgroup:
> On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Jesse Pollard wrote:
> > Better re-read the fine print on the "fair-use" statement. BOTH DSL
> > and Cable, or dialup (New Orleans at least) will disconnect you if you
> > run ANY unattended operation (if they determine it IS unattended). No
> This would take a lot of watching on their part.
> My cable company occasionally portscans me, so I blackholed the
> portscanning machine. Even before I had done that, though, they never
> complained about my remote logins. They only complain if you use
> excessive bandwidth or if you do anything commercial.
> The DSL provider here, when it was still US West, explicitly stated to me
> (over the phone) that they absolutely did not care what I did with it as
> long as it was not illegal. However they would still not give you a
> static IP address unless you paid them extra money. :}

When I got Pac*Smell DSL, the installer guy (who seemed to be a
relatively clueful type) said "and [the contract] says you're not
allowed to run a server... but who'd know?"


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