[News] [Linux] Latest Red Hat Linux Gets Support from INetU

[News] [Linux] Latest Red Hat Linux Gets Support from INetU

Post by Roy Schest » Sat, 19 May 2007 13:11:32

INetU Managed Hosting Rolls Out Red Hat Linux 5 Support

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| INetU Managed Hosting announced today that it has begun offering managed
| dedicated hosting on the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 operating system.


A religious plug for Linux here:


The press seems very happy to cite Dell as proof that Linux is indeed
mainstream. No wonder Microsoft is so scared and aggressive.

[News] [Linux] Latest Red Hat Linux Gets Support from INetU

Post by BearItAl » Sat, 19 May 2007 16:51:29

I was thinking of this type of thing over a few days.

Do you remember when it became popular with many of us geek folk to have a
home server serving our web pages. Often through dial up so you had to hope
your mate had left his computer on and the line hadn't gone down at the two
hour limit so you could get at the site. But still loads tried it.

But now when we have super-fast always on connections, it seems to have lost
popularity. It is understandable because hosting is so cheap, but it is
even cheaper if the machine is your own, plus of cause you have control of
modules, so not dependant on finding a host that does {fill in what you
want, php, rails, mono, Xforwarding etc}.

I have noticed that some of the better home routers still come with a dmz
connection, then signing up to a dyndns if you don't have your own domain
already, so really the whole thing would be very easy. I wonder what puts
people off. My home I use a smoothwall and have been thinking of putting a
machine on the dmz except I can't for one reason only.

The reason is that I am on BT, that wouldn't be a problem except that I pay
for a 2M line that was rarely above 1M in practice. But when I changed my
BT router for one of my own I just couldn't get the login part to work,
which turned out to be a good thing, because it seems that it is the login
that throttles your connection to what ever limit you pay for, without that
login I still connect but get all the speed that is available on my
particular line, if I try the orriginal BT router that still logs in, my
speed goes down again. The only down side is that my IP address changes
about every 4 hours, not a problem for VPN because home initiates the link,
but not good for a home web host.


[News] [Linux] Latest Red Hat Linux Gets Support from INetU

Post by Jamie Har » Sat, 19 May 2007 22:11:31

BearItAll < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in

I still run a webserver from home, mainly just for making stuff
available for friends and family, and for testing.

Which reminds me, I must update it, it's got updates of Roses progress
when she had a knee operation last October.

This is true, which is why I use mine for testing on the odd occasion
that I do some web work.

How much are you paying BT? you can get an 8mb connection with 300gig a
month off peak (30gig peak) for 0 a month.

[News] [Linux] Latest Red Hat Linux Gets Support from INetU

Post by BearItAl » Sat, 19 May 2007 23:02:50

amie Hart wrote:

17, BT told me I couldn't have 8M because it isn't available to my area.
But using the internet speed test since my lon in stopped working, I am
averaging 3M but did peak once at 6M (though that was very early morning).


[News] [Linux] Latest Red Hat Linux Gets Support from INetU

Post by [H]ome » Mon, 21 May 2007 07:29:05

Verily I say unto thee, that BearItAll spake thusly:

Even in these times of high speed bandwidth, the problem isn't the 8Mb
download speed, it's the (still) slow upload speed, unless you spend a
fortune on SDSL instead of ADSL, and even then I haven't seen any
packages greater than 2Mb (last time I checked, which was a while ago).

I have a static IP and an outward facing server, with (only) ssh open,
on a box with iptables, SELinux and denyhosts running. Via ssh I can
tunnel through to any of a number of services, including VNC and Apache,
which are also running. Between the server and the Internet I have a
router, with it's own packet filtering and DDoS protection, so I think
this set-up is as secure as it gets (other than just closing off
incoming traffic altogether).


Bizarre. There's only two ways I can connect - through my ISP with a
login, or through BT's line-checker, which IIRC only allows access to a
single web page on BT's site. I can't remember the details, but if you
go to the forums on http://www.yqcomputer.com/ you should get the info


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