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.edueyeball LART RE: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?

  • From: Scott Weeks
  • Date: Mon Mar 15 16:57:01 2004

: > This is a topic I get very soap-boxish about.  I have too
: > many problems with providers who don't understand the college
: > student market.  I can think of one university who requires
: > students to login through a web portal before giving them a
: > routable address.  This is such a waste of time for both
: > parties.  Sure it makes tracking down the abusers much
: > easier, but is it worth the time and effort to manage?  This
: > is a very legitimate idea for public portals in common areas,
: > but not in dorm rooms. In a dorm room situation or an
: > apartment situation, you again know the physical port the
: > DHCP request came in on.  You then know which room that port
: > is connected to and you therefore have a general idea of who
: > the abuser is.  So whats the big deal if you turn off the
: > ports to the room until the users complain and the problem is
: > resolved?

Since no one's mentioned it, the program everyone is referring to is

Also, most .edueyeball networks have (and have always had) a VERY low
budget for networking stuff.  As a result, generally, there is little to
no plant map documentation, so it isn't the case of looking up the
physical port on a map and shutting it off.  Netreg allows you to "bad
web" folks.  They can go nowhere until they call the helpdesk.  It's a
great LART.  >:-)   <=== That's an evil smile...


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