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Re: isp service

--- roach <robert_spencer@mighty.co.za> wrote:

> On Sunday 03 July 2005 16:04, TedNick wrote:
> > How and where can I find a Linux friendly ISP.
> Best of luck. I've only heard of one linux friendly ISP in England.

And that would be?  ;-)

The original poster didn't say where he is, but if he is in England you
could try Mailbox (www.mailbox.co.uk), who describe themselves as the
"technically friendly ISP".  You can call the help desk and talk Linux
to them.  They are also one of the few who still provide a static IP

Of course, any ISP should work OK with Linux, although, as you found,
you may be on your own with regards getting it set up.


Joseph Haig

> > I need the DNS or IP address number.
> Maybe, then again maybe not.
> > All of the ISP's that I have contacted do not want to provide me
> with that
> > number.
> If your a client, they should be able to give it. When I asked my ISP
> for 
> these detail, I had to talk to a supervisor.
> > They say sorry. You cannot use Linux.
> Bull Sh*t. You can use anything you want too, as long as they're
> (your ISP is) 
> standard compliant. They probably don't support DOS, OS/2 or Mac
> either. I 
> know mine doesn't.
> 1. Get as much details as you can.
> 2. Boot up with Knoppix.
> 3. Configure PPP and KPPP with what you have and go to:
> KPPP > Configure > Accounts
> Setup an account.
> And then under Edit > DNS
> Set Configuration to Automatic.
> This should get you online with the same info they give to Windows
> users.
> If they have a setup CD that they normally tell people to use. I just
> tell 
> them, "My CD-ROM drive is bust" and "Can they talk me through it".
> Then just right everything down. Some of that info will be useful to
> you.
> Once your online, look in /etc/resolv.conf while online and you'll
> see that 
> KPPP has written your ISP's DNS server IP addresses in there. Copy it
> if you 
> want it. It's only there while your online.
> Also while connected. If you click on the "Details" on KPPP's active
> connect 
> dialogue box. You'll see your temporary IP addresses as well as your
> ISP's 
> permanent IP address.
> Best of luck.
> -- 
> Robert "roach" Spencer
> Pietermaritzburg
> South Africa
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