[Seattle-SAGE] UNIX dialup via PPP and Earthlink

PDP-XI 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.

--Josh Larios





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