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Re: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?
Why shouldn't an individual be able to operated a server on their DSL orBecause DSL and cable moden networks have evolved into lowest-cost, widest-reach service networks designed to allow anyone with $30 access to a relatively fat pipe. As a result those networks have turned into rich sources of net garbage, and most clueful network operators have taken to defending themselves against this torrent of silliness.
So, I suppose that the question is not so much of one being "allowed" to run a server on an xDSL or cable link, but of the real world effectiveness of doing so.
Nothing is 100% safe, but I'd much rather accept unrestricted traffic from a network with 1000 customers and 2 geek engineers than from a network with 1,000,000 customers and 25 engineers on staff wading through mountains of abuse reports. At least at the smaller, more "geek intensive" level, there is a greater ability to deal with mischief in a timely and decisive fashion.Why prevent people from running servers on DSL and cable modem connections, yet say they could run an identical server in a colo? Why is one unsafe, and the other is considered Ok?
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