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Post 3+ Months Ago

finally I have a different ISP. Instead of aol I have cheetah (name of the cable connection in my area) Im so glad to get rid of aol. it was really fun F*ckin wit the AOL Tech. the guy was asking me what I do when Im on the internet. and I was like, Im usually working on a website because I help alot of people and have a few of my own, but newayz I started talking about html and perl and he was like wooh, your way over my head. I cant understand a word your sayin.. it was so fun.. :D
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Yeah, AOL tech support isn't exactly great.

A client of mine was using AOL dialup at home (he's since switched to cable), and when he was attempting to send E-Mails out through his private E-Mail address (him@hisdomain.com) which is supposed to go through my SMTP server, AOL's SMTP server was intercepting it (I guess they intercept all outgoing port 25 connections), sometimes sending it out to the intended recipients, sometimes bouncing back to him, and sometimes disappearing into the void that we affectioniately call /dev/null.

He called up AOL tech support. "We do not have any SMTP servers sir" was their reply. Even though telnetting directly to my SMTP server's port 25 produced a "Welcome to the AOL SMTP Server" message (or rather a technical equivalent involving a hostname that contained the words "mail" "smtp" and "aol.com", heh).

He switched to cable within 3 days, and now is trouble-free :)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Shouldn't it be like:

"You've got SMTP!"

;)
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Post 3+ Months Ago

hmmm unfortunatly we are still on aol dial-up, but Someone gave me a free account awhile back for like 6 months. I think I am now on month 8? I wonder if he realized that he was going to have to eventually pay for it.

But anyway yeah, after taxes this year we are getting cable, can't wait.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

nothing like cable, I've been on it for 3yrs, and i'm never going
back.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

We have like 4 computers here that we all use regularly. So we are also going to have to buy a roughter. I love buying computer equipment, and dammit, they deserve it too!
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I've been on cable for about 2 years and I absolutely love it, especially when the ISP upgrades the speed about every 8 months or so.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

UNFLUX wrote:
nothing like cable, I've been on it for 3yrs, and i'm never going
back.


What do you mean with "cable" which speed and which technology? :oops:
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Post 3+ Months Ago

im on 150k cable...

beats 56k so its got to be better lol
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Post 3+ Months Ago

my cable is 1 megabit/second.. ha ha.. like 10x faster than yours
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Post 3+ Months Ago

I'm at 3 Mbps now after a recent upgrade. A bunch of us compared speeds using an online applet a little while ago. The results should still be viewable.

http://www.ozzu.com/general-discussion/how-you-connect-the-internet-t19808.html&hi ... t+internet
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Iv been on cable for 1 yr and its sooo much better than dileup anyday
I went to my friends house he has dileup OMG it was slow
before we switched to cable i had aol and i told there tec guy to **** of lolololol so.....

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