Subject: Re: BSD-Friendly Internet?
To: Bill Hudspeth <>
From: Kevin P. Neal <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/14/2000 15:53:56
On Thu, Sep 14, 2000 at 12:28:34PM -0700, Bill Hudspeth wrote:
> I've made the sad discovery that many ISPs 
> are only willing to support WIN & MAC systems.
> Anyone aware of BSD friendly ISPs with service
> on the US west coast?

Do you mean they won't pay any attention to you if you call with
a problem, or do you mean the will not have you as a customer if
you aren't running Win or MacOS?

Couldn't you just lie and tell the ISP you have a Mac? Do
they want to come over and install stuff on your machine?

Does Mindspring have a presence over there? They actually have
"Unix (Linux)" as an option on the signup screen.

Irritating as it is not getting service, I find myself more frustrated
by providers who will ignore problems seen by unsupported systems. It
once took me a few months to get NCSU's Computing Center to erase a
stale lock file on a dialup box, for example. That was actually
the problem that caused me to get a Mindspring account -- I found it
easier to pay money to have considerably fewer problems.
Kevin P. Neal                      

"You're a slacker if you only give 90% 'cause you are afraid of the \
  other 10%."    -- Ross Smith               Apr 22 1999 2:29am