[Seattle-SAGE] UNIX dialup via PPP and Earthlink
hades at elsewhere.org
Wed Sep 28 11:19:19 PDT 2005
On Wed, 28 Sep 2005, Rich Alderson wrote:
> I second the recommendation of Drizzle. They're my backup shell ISP,
> for local connectivity, and do a very good job.
Until last year, I had been a Drizzle customer since 1997-ish. I left
mainly because I didn't think they'd handled a few important issues very
well (such as, for example, not bothering for far too long to tell any of
their customers that there'd been a full compromise of the shell
system--complete with trojan ssh binaries for password sniffing--and not
admitting for days that email was so unreliable as to be useless). Since
they got bought out in January, from what I understand, there's been
nearly 100% turnover in staff.
They used to be great, and I had no reservations recommending them.
They're a different company now, though. If you've had a good experience
with them in the last few months, that's great, and I'm happy to hear that
maybe they've got their act together. But my last experience with them was
awful. What I'm saying, I guess, is that your mileage may vary.
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