Ignorant mass-media strikes again

Vadim Antonov avg at alink.net
Wed Dec 9 21:59:37 UTC 1998

>From http://www.cnn.com/TECH/computing/9812/09/isp.idg/ :

> Don't let your ISP cut you off 
> How to fight back when your ISP keeps kicking you off.

> by Carla Thorton 

> (IDG) -- PROBLEM: Your Internet service provider kicks you offline when
>                   you're in the middle of important work. 
> SOLUTION: Install an anti-timer utility, reconfigure your e-mail package,
> or choose a regional ISP. 

I bet Ms. Thorton never heard that TCP can preserve idle connections
when dial-up link is down.  Yeah, dial-on-demand is such a hard thing
to do!

Am i paranoid, or is mass-media hell-bent on propaganda of antisocial
behavior in the Internet?

Or are they just really clueless?


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