[Ilugc] Sify Vs Linux Consumer Forum
rajasuperman at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 11:28:21 IST 2008
On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 7:34 AM, Swapnil Bhartiya <arnieswap at yahoo.com> wrote:
> root at swapnil-desktop:~# ifconfig
> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:90:63:dd:d5
> inet addr:10.129.225.158 Bcast:10.129.225.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
Beware of service providers who provide you a private IP address and NAT
you out to the internet. It's impossible for you to host
web/ftp/ssh/etc on your
machine and access it from the internet. Many ISPs offer you a public IP
address and stay out of your way.
Beware of ISPs who outsource their last mile service to other
organizations -- you'll get very poor onsite technical support. Sify website
mentions that last mile service is outsourced to cable TV operators, who
in my opinion, are generally clueless about computer networking.
Perhaps a better course of action is to dump Sify and move to a different
ISP that does not have these shortcomings?
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