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unblock port 80

On Mon, 11 Mar 2002, Jonathan Arnold wrote:

> >The most basic Speakeasy package is "Standard EssentialEdge Basic", 
> >which costs $49.95/month. The least expensive Verizon package is the 
> >same price. Verizon does give you 10MB of web space and 4 email 
> It's too bad that the price for DSL doesn't compete better against
> cable. For $40/month I get much faster (possible peak) speeds, at
> 1.5/384. I don't care about web storage or email addresses, all I
> want is a pipe. While they don't have a clue about servers, using
> a dynamic routing service like TZO gets me around most, if not
> all, of their cluelessness. I need to go to $90/month to get the
> same speed. I'm anxious to move, but it isn't (yet) worth
> $600 / year.

Bandwidth isn't the whole story, any more than clock speed is.  My 
Speakeasy account is technically 1/3 the bandwidth of my MediaOne cable, 
but is actually faster.  That's because there are fewer hops to the 
backbone, and Speakeasy's DNS servers are blindingly fast.  
MediaOne/RoadRunner/AT&T's DNS servers would often take seconds to 

traceroute to (, 30 hops max, 38 byte packets
 1 (  28.556 ms  21.654 ms  
16.523 ms
 2 (  14.483 ms  
17.040 ms  15.834 ms
 3 (  16.462 ms  17.076 ms  
16.500 ms

As you can see, I'm three hops from tbe backbone.  With my cablemode, I 
had to go through several Mediaone servers before I even got out of their 

DDDD   David Kramer         david at
DKK D                  The internet is full.  Go away.

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