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Singing the praises of Speakeasy [was Re: unblock port 80]

christoph at writes:

> It's not as fast as the co-lo'd SUN 450 I had before, but that ISP had the
> odascity to send me a bill in January 2002 after years of free service ;-)
> Deep down, I knew that at some point someone had to void that handshake
> from 1997 with the no-longer-employed help desk dude.

Now there's a familiar story! Same thing happened with the server;
one of our members had an ISP and donated free co-lo for our server.
Eventually he sold the company, and the free co-lo for was 
grandfathered in. Then a few years later we suddenly got notice that they 
were raising our costs from zero to $1700 per month (a big part of the cost
was because our old server was a full tower, taking up about 12U of space
in its rack).

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