[ic] OT, but relevant?

Chris Jesseman chris@sitemajic.net
Tue, 12 Dec 2000 16:18:26 -0500 (EST)

Hi all,

Don't forget about disaster recovery. I've seen many home grown shops fail 
miserably in this area. You may be able to negoicate with a local ISP for 
colocation services and get better services/price and be able to utilize thier 
talent too. Personally, I would not mess with an ISP with less than 5 thousand 
dialup subscribers...


Quoting Dan <db@cyclonehq.dnsalias.net>:

> > For students starting out a SDSL line to your home with some
> > static IPs costs between $100.00+ per month. It gives you all
> control,
> > flexibility and scalability you need (bandwidth only as much as you
> > really need at any point in time). It also means that you to take
> complete
> > system administration responsabilities vis a vis your clients for all
> > services you are offering. That might be a healthy way to scrutinize
> > your own skills before you get serious.
> Just remember to tell your clients that the phone company has no
> responsibility to keep your connectivity on and could at any time mess
> up
> your DSL and leave you with just 100kbps and not be legally required to
> do
> anything about it.  Phone companies have no responsibility about the
> quality
> of service they provide on DSL.  T1's on the other hand, have certain
> service requirements just like a telephone line or fax line.  The phone
> company has more responsibility to help you with your 56k mdoem than it
> does
> with your DSL.
> Hosting on DSL is fine when you are charging $10/mo and warning each
> customer that their service levels are not gauranteed.
> (This reminds me of the guy asking if viewing credit cards over e-mail
> was
> safe).
> Dan Browning - danb@cyclonecomputers.com
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Chris Jesseman, President