AOL and BSD

James McGuire j.a.mcguire at btinternet.com
Wed Oct 10 20:25:40 BST 2001


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whilst perousing slashdot the other day, I noticed an article about "AOL =
Protocol Revealed" =
http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=3D01/10/09/1826205&mode=3Dthread

Currently, my ISP is BT Internet, and I've been looking for a change, =
because quite frankly their service is kenk, not only that, but they've =
just changed their T&C's and then 6 days later send me a threatening =
letter saying I'm abusing their service - by being connected to much - =
breaching the new 16 out of 24 hours a day rule in the Terms and =
Conditions!

Freeserve and AOL came up as alternatives, I can't actually find any =
other isp's offering free internet call charges. (drop me a line if you =
know of them). But I didn't realise you couldn't use FreeBSD to dial up =
to AOL until I read the above article.=20

Are AOL quite bad as far as service goes? and are there any plans to =
bring AOL compatibility now into ppp?=20

James

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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>whilst perousing&nbsp;slashdot&nbsp;the =
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Currently, my ISP is BT Internet, and =
I've been=20
looking for a change, because quite frankly their service is kenk, not =
only=20
that, but they've just changed their T&amp;C's and then 6 days later =
send me a=20
threatening letter saying I'm abusing their service - by being connected =
to much=20
- breaching the new 16 out of 24 hours a day rule in the Terms and=20
Conditions!</FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Freeserve and AOL came up as =
alternatives, I can't=20
actually find any other isp's offering free internet call charges. (drop =
me a=20
line if you know of them). But I didn't realise you couldn't use FreeBSD =
to dial=20
up to AOL until I read the above article. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Are&nbsp;AOL&nbsp;quite bad as far as =
service goes?=20
and a</FONT><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>re there any plans to bring AOL=20
compatibility now into ppp? </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>James</FONT></DIV></BODY></HTML>

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