Re: USENET Problems.
- From: "Amused" <Amused@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 12 Jan 2006 10:39:10 -0600
"Jim Rusling" <usenet@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "Amused" <Amused@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>"Jim Rusling" <usenet@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> "Amused" <Amused@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>A quote from a IP techie, just yesterday morning, to me. "USENET?
>>>>so old school." I have a problem, I'm trying to work out with my IP.
>>>>Problem: In the NG alt.binaries.e-books.technical, some kind gentlemen
>>>>posted PDF files of all the back issues of ShopNotes, a specialized
>>>>woodworking magazine. Some of these issues are so rare, you can't even
>>>>order them from the ShopNotes archive.
>>>>On Sunday, I started downloaded them. (I was in hog heaven, to say the
>>>>least). After about 15 downloads, (took most of the afternoon), I was
>>>>locked out of USENET, completely.
>>> I am in the process of downloading them all. It may be a few days
>>> before I have time to save and check them all. I may need to just
>>> burn them to a CD and mail it to you. I will try and let you know in
>>> the next day or two if I have them all.
>>> Jim Rusling
>>> More or Less Retired
>>> Mustang, OK
>>Jim....let me know. Ever set up an FTP server? It's usually quick, easy
>>and free! BTW, CD would be appreciated, too.
> I could, but my ISP frowns on servers of any kind. I found a lot of
> issues posted by different people. Which issues do you need, or if it
> is easier, which issues do you already have?
I have issues 6, 7, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21 23, 24, 25, 76, and 77
I've spent the morning talking with my ISP management, about getting more
data blocks assigned to me. The problem is, (Literally!!!) that no one but
the techie has ever heard of USENET.
They're afraid that if they set up something, and I end up downloading like
crazy, that I'll end up degrading the service for their other cable
customers. They, also, don't know how much data blocks they're buying, and
they have no idea how much they're sucking from GigaNews, every month. Not
even the techie, knows that. All they know is that they've never paid a lug
for sucking too much.
We're on our fifth phone call. The first three were used in explaining the
concept of USENET to ever higher levels of management.
Part of the problem is that my ISP was purchased a month, ago, by Cable TV
provider from another small town, and they've never offered cable internet
access. The former owner, retired in December. Most of the new managers
are barely familiar with email.
They've been very friendly, but without much exaggeration, they just don't
have a clue what I'm talking about.
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