[lug] Qwest DSL and Microsoft

Taz feenix at ticnet.com
Fri Aug 3 23:06:40 MDT 2001

Just as an FYI, I use ATT @ home.  So far no problems, but I can't seems
to figure out DHCP (or pump).  What I did, was go into M$98 and get the
ip adress.  I hardcoded linux for the ip.  It has work for about 2 mos
now.  I wonder how long I'll be able to keep the ip...


Tim Klein wrote:

> Paul,
> I would say absolutely.  I doubt there will be any plans to
> transition Linux, or even Unix users.  I  found that contract to
> be a bummer.
> That's a strong point about DSL, though, the ISP is seperated
> from the line provider.  I have Qwest DSL, but I do not have
> Qwest.net.  I use a company called Forethought.net.  There are
> several other good choices out there, too.
> I would not be at all surprised if Linux machines are left out
> in the cold by the conversion to MSN.
> As an aside, what if a cable broadband company were to do this?
> You don't get a choice of ISPs on cable, so if AT&T were to
> 'transition' their @Home customers to MSN for some reason (which
> seems unlikely, but I didn't see the Qwest one coming either),
> one might just be out of luck, wouldn't they?
> Tim
> On Friday 03 August 2001 11:20 am, Paul Hardiman wrote:
> > Just read on slash dot another article about Qwest using MSN
> > for service providers. The Q&A doesn't have a lot of useful
> > info for Linux shops.
> >
> > We use a dedicated ip address and a Linux firewall. The bummer
> > is that it took US West several weeks to get me fully
> > configured on their end - very painful. I would hate to go
> > through this again.
> >
> > The big question: should I be shopping for a new isp?
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