SUMMARY: Off topic ISP access

From: Michael Sullivan (
Date: Wed May 12 1999 - 01:10:00 CDT

Well, I didn't get much in the way of help ful information.

I got several responses telling me to "bite the bullet" and just write
off the expense of a simple dial-up.

I have a leased line, and am just looking for a really cheeseball
internet access point which will just give me an IP connection. A fixed
IP address would be nice, but not really necessary.

I already have a dedicated leased line at home which also provides
service for my business, but I would like something for when I am "on
the road".

This means I do not need Email, Web space, and all the other things
which most services are offering. All I want is basic IP access.

I would like to find something for under $10.00/month. I doubt I will
be using this connection for a long period of time, but I just need to
access systems remotely in case of emergency and to insure things are
working fine.

Why doesn't anyone offer just a *plain* *basic* internet dialup

I was actually insulted a bit when switching my provider and they kept
insisting they would do my sendmail, firewall, router configuration,
etc. All I wanted was just another dedicated line. I do my own DNS,
Sendmail, Web service, etc.

I would imagine there is a *small* niche for people who *know* what they
are doing who just want a basic IP service via dialup.

Sorry to rant, but I have yet to find anything which meets my needs for


Michael P. Sullivan                                  
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