Friday Hosing

Alex Harrowell a.harrowell at
Thu Jul 18 08:40:23 UTC 2013

On 17/07/13 23:52, Jeff Walter wrote:
> On 7/17/13 1:59 PM, Alex Harrowell wrote:
>> On 15/07/13 01:09, Tony Patti wrote:
>>> TWELVE years ago (press release March 20 2001), Comcast deployed
>>> Linux-based
>>> Sun Cobalt Qube appliances as CPE with their business-class Internet
>>> service,
>>> these provided firewall security, web caching, optional content
>>> filtering,
>>> an e-mail server, a web server, file and print servers.
>> This is a good idea
> At the time it may have been the "best" option, but that doesn't make it
> a good idea. I can't even begin to comprehend the number of support
> calls generated by providing CPE with those functions.

That said, I can think of a couple of European quality ISPs that hand 
out CPE approaching that degree of feature richness -'s 
Freeboxes (although that's consumer-oriented), Andrews & Arnold's 
Firebricks come to mind.

> --
> Jeff Walter

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