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Master Geek

  #150876 24-Jul-2008 10:19
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Maybe have XN users opt to have 50% of that space 'donated' to a mirror hosting solution for those customers?

Take it all! I'm not going to use it!

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Master Geek

  #150880 24-Jul-2008 10:24

That's my reasoning exactly.

I think every XN user is allotted 100MB; goes either to your IMAP mailbox, or "personal web space". whatever
I'm pretty sure 90% of XN users are either unaware of this fact, or like me or yourself, simply don't care.
I may use maybe 10 meg; a few status mail messages, maybe an HTML page or 2.
Other than that I'll only use the POP, IMAP & SMTP servers for protocol-specific testing purposes.

It will also be simpler from the XN server side to restrict access to local users, that me trying to come up & maintain such a service.

There may also be no effective way to restrict access to local users only  from my end.

The XN moderator may correct me on these points, or add his 2c's worth



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Ultimate Geek


  #150962 24-Jul-2008 14:31
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Id be happy to donate a brand new 500gig SATA drive or two towards a server as well. No reason it should be SAS or anything special as you can live with the data loss if something fails just set it up again later and redownload everything.

As for my 100MB again take it :) I dont even use xnet email services.

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Master Geek

  #151031 24-Jul-2008 17:22

hey, rphenix! thanx 4 the offer.
nice of u 2 step up 2 the plate

i'm in contact with the "powers that be" @ the ISP.

i would suggest to other users serious about this request to put a word in @ their contact @ XNet/WorldExchange.
they won't do it if there's not demand
maybe ask the moderator of this particular section of the forum to set up a poll & provide the means of a petition to get this (*flightless*) bird off the ground


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Ultimate Geek

  #151037 24-Jul-2008 17:50
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Ubuntu, Huh?

...dang it, I just migrated from 'buntu to Arch Linux...anyone keen to setup a fast NZ Arch mirror?


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Master Geek

  #151040 24-Jul-2008 17:52

'buntu's my ho'!


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Master Geek

  #151046 24-Jul-2008 17:56

make some noise!
rattle some cages!

i 'love' the service (100Gig!? hard 2 beat!)
u cannot expect good service if u do not demand it, of provide feedback



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Master Geek

#151123 24-Jul-2008 22:34

I apologize. I made a mistake.

Users get 10MB allotment, not 100.


Will probably still only need to use only a fraction of that (XN auto mail systems)


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Master Geek

  #151300 25-Jul-2008 14:53
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freakalad: I apologize. I made a mistake.

Users get 10MB allotment, not 100.

Understand users get an allocation of 10MB for personal web space, and 100MB for emails. 110 MB total.

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Master Geek

  #151341 25-Jul-2008 16:06

Thanks for the clarification.

even better


Only require 10MB total. MAX


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Ultimate Geek

  #151472 25-Jul-2008 22:55
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I believe an xnet setup mirror would still be the simplest solution.

I've contacted them with this:

"To WorldxChange Management:

Many Linux users in New Zealand are appreciating the exponential growth of the free and innovative operating system and in particular, Ubuntu, which is fast becoming the distribution of choice.

This operating system distro is free to use and install but there is a cost of running this. Bandwidth. Linux is in it's adolescence and is thus growing into something powerful day by day. The need to maintain up-to-date software patches is vital in the development of this and although xnet is not critical to its development, I believe many xnet Ubuntu users would greatly appreciate a local xnet repository mirror. If a mirror was to be established for Ubuntu users, this could be an additional redundancy server as there is only one mirror located within the country.

A local mirror could reduce the customer's bandwidth costs, but also your own as an ISP, since many mirrors are located overseas and international capacity is charged at a premium!

We do not expect you to fulfill every one of our requests, but I know that customers like me would greatly appreciate the help and support of what I believe is New Zealand's most in-touch and loyal ISP."

feel free to send it on yourselves or change it. It's not the best but at least it lets em know how I/we feel about a local Ubuntu repo. mirror.

– J

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  #151852 27-Jul-2008 17:23
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would love to see another debian mirror is out of sync and keeps causing me problems

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Master Geek

  #151873 27-Jul-2008 18:26

well articulated!

+10 kudos


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Master Geek

#152154 28-Jul-2008 18:18

Has anyone had any feedback from XN on this issue?
Anything to inticate they've acknowledged the request. or at least "taking it under advisement"

Like to know what the mood/tone is, or if we're barking up the wrong tree


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  #152261 29-Jul-2008 05:10
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surely theyve read this thread, they must be considering it or asking around for us. otherwise they would have said a flat out no because......

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