[svlug] Is there a GOOD source for web-based email?

Tin Le tin at le.org
Thu May 11 15:41:12 PDT 2000


> > Hmm, I just took a look at their site.  It looks like they are using
> > SDSL at T1 speed.  For $369/month you can get SDSL 1.1M from
> > Brainstorm, $450/mon for 1.54 SDSL.

> Yeah, but SDSL from a Tier N provider isn't the same as what they have.
> Verio offers VERY good connectivity to the world; I know they pay much
> higher rates for that SDSL.

That definitely helps.  All those packets got to have some place to go to...


> > I guess you get what you pay for.  What they, LinuxCabal, are offering
> > is not bad for someone who don't want to pay $300+ month for a line,
> > but you also need to look at who and how many people you are going to
> > be sharing that SDL with.  It's a problem that (IMHO) all Tier 3 ISPs
> > suffered.

> There aren't that many people there frankly. There was no time during the
> year that my machine was there that saturation was an issue.

Early adopters in this case have it nice.  My concern is that as more users
get on, there will be a bottleneck.  I've seen it happened and have caused it
myself.  I am one of those bandwidth hog :-).  All it take is one person like
me to tank the network.

Don't get me wrong.  I think what they are offering is pretty good, just not
for me.  That is all.

Tin Le
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