Friday Hosing

Tony Patti tony at
Mon Jul 15 00:09:32 UTC 2013

I think it is (could be) (should be) realistic for many/most businesses.

TWELVE years ago (press release March 20 2001), Comcast deployed Linux-based
Sun Cobalt Qube appliances as CPE with their business-class Internet
these provided firewall security, web caching, optional content filtering,
an e-mail server, a web server, file and print servers.

You could argue that
(a) it was not "your own" server, even though it was CPE, or
(b) Comcast did not continue to offer these appliances (i.e. that Sun
cancelled the product line),
but my point is that it was provided within the economics of the Internet
Services being purchased, i.e. not cost-prohibitive.

Tony Patti
S. Walter Packaging Corp.

-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick W. Gilmore [mailto:patrick at] 
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2013 6:23 PM
To: NANOG list
Subject: Re: Friday Hosing

On Jul 12, 2013, at 19:22 , Nick Khamis <symack at> wrote:

> Set up your own email server, host your own web pages, maintain your 
> own cloud, breath your own oxygen FTW.

That's simply not realistic for many companies and essentially all people
(to a first approximation).


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