[Re: [[lug] DSL, static IPs and the hunt for red october.]]

Justin glowecon at netscape.net
Sat Aug 26 08:41:13 MDT 2000

Sorry for the lack of exact detail but yes Qwest.net will provide the ISP ad
IP services among other things. And like you said Qwest comm. provides the
"line" in to your house/apt/dwelling or whatever. Maybe I should have said you
can make one phone call (atleast in my case) to Qwest comm. and they will
pretty much take care of the whole thing, including the ISP setup. The only
time I had to deal to Qwest.net was to setup my block of ip's, and that I did
on their internet site fairly easily. Anyhow, that was my personal home
experience  :)


Sean Reifschneider <jafo at tummy.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 24, 2000 at 12:37:59PM -0600, Justin wrote:
> >You can get your ip either way. Usually going with the circuit provider
> >in your case) is the cheapest. ISP's are "generally" more expensive
> QWest Communications (the circuit provider) will *NOT* provide you with
> IP or IP addresses.  You can ask QWest.net (the ISP) to provide you with
> static IPs, I believe they charge $15 for every 5 usable addresses.  One of
> the reasons we switched to FRII (from US West.net, they were the only
> provider I knew of when we got DSL in the first month it was offered)
> was that IPs were significantly cheaper -- USWest was going to be charging
> us around $50 for just the IPs we currently had.
> The QWest Comm only provides the ATM between your place and your ISP.
> You can think of it like Frame Relay.  You *CAN* encapsulate IP on top
> of the circuit, but just getting one end of a frame line doesn't give
> you access to the net.  It's like a dedicated modem line between your
> house and your ISP...
> >circuit, ISP fee's, and the block of ip's. All provided thru USwest and it
> Not technicly true.  The line is provided by QWest Communications, the
> ISP is provided by QWest.net.  They're seperate entities, they just
> bill you together.  This is partly because QWest Communications is
> regulated by the government, and QWest.net is not.
> Sean
> -- 
>  Follow the dream, not the competition.
>                  -- Nemesis Racing Team
> Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
> tummy.com - Linux Consulting since 1995. Qmail, KRUD, Firewalls, Python
> _______________________________________________
> Web Page:  http://lug.boulder.co.us
> Mailing List: http://lists.lug.boulder.co.us/mailman/listinfo/lug

Get your own FREE, personal Netscape WebMail account today at http://home.netscape.com/webmail

More information about the LUG mailing list