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Personal Server

My DSL provider is Speakeasy ( Some of their packages
include static IP addresses and their policies include permission to run
servers. I have a couple of static IP addresses and use one to run my
permanent server which includes e-mail (pop and web-based imap) and web
publishing (apache and ftp). The other IP address I use for testing various
things. Speakeasy comes buy occasionally to check to see if my server is an
open relay but that is fine with me. They will even provide the sometimes
necessary reverse IP mapping just for the asking. Good prices and excellent
support. (I have no relationship with Speakeasy...just a satisfied


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Billy SG McCarthy" <billy at>
To: <discuss at>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 3:53 PM
Subject: Personal Server

> This is more about hosting than linux, but I figure others may be curious.
> I've got a server, Sun Ultra 1, in my home hosting my email and website.
> I'm just using my Comcast connection and the magic of zone edit to keep
> domain name properly accessible.  This works ok for right now, but I think
> at some point in the future I'd like to have something a bit more
> (robust|legitimate|professional).  Any thoughts on this?
> I'll admit I'm a little wary of giving up control to a hosting provider
> may or may not let me run or install certain things, as well as a co-lo
> who is far away and expensive for little old me.
> grazie
> -- 
> "Could I have been anyone other than me?"
> --Dave Matthews Band--
> Kindly yours,
> Billy SG McCarthy
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