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Some People @Home, Some Not @Home

michael posted more than 12 years ago | from the hey-brother-can-you-spare-a-dialup dept.

The Internet 513

11thangel writes: "Dotcomscoop is reporting that Excite@home has released a statement saying that they have discontinued service to AT&T, as it's certain negotiations will be fruitless. All others are still at the bargaining table. Earlier statements indicated that an example would be made out of one provider, AT&T being the obvious target. Everyone else keep your fingers crossed." There's a Reuters story about AT&T being unplugged. Various submissions have noted that some people who still have connectivity have lost their DNS servers. Just add "64.28.67.150 slashdot.org" to your hosts file and you should be good to go. :)

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513 comments

fp (-1)

propstoalldeadhomiez (444303) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642018)

fp

props to all dead homiez

michael is a fucking fag (-1)

Sexual Asspussy (453406) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642020)

who gives a fuck! i don't get DSL so fuck everyone who does

Re:michael is a fucking fag (-1)

propstoalldeadhomiez (444303) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642029)

Obviously michael is a fucking censoring fag. But you're a dumbass, too. @home is a cable provider, not DSL. Go suck michael's tiny shit-encrusted cock and shut the fuck up.

Re:michael is a fucking fag (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642181)

a lot of pople mention michael's tiny, shit-encrusted cock, but nobody mentions his cheese-covered nutsack!

I'm back online (5, Informative)

XBL (305578) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642025)

I'm here in Iowa (under AT&T @Home), and my DNS has been down all day. It came back up an hour ago.

My mail server reports that my account doesn't exist :-(

Overall, I am impressed how AT&T has moved all its customers off Excite and onto their own network... I dunno how they did it.

Re:I'm back online (3, Redundant)

MrNovember (310587) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642081)

At first I was impressed with the speed Charter moved everyone onto their network (in Wisconsin) but I was just thinking that it's probably not all that difficult. But really it's pathetic that the expectation level for cable TV/telecom customer service makes us actually "impressed" when it simply works like it should.

Re:I'm back online (4, Informative)

trenton (53581) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642117)

Not all customers have been moved. I'm in Berkeley, CA on AT&T@Home and I'm totally down. Can't ping from inside or outside the network. It was working when I went to bed at 5:30a but stopped working by noon when I woke up. (Civ 3 sleep pattern.)

I called their 800 number. Their recording said I'd be back up in 7 days. In the meantime, I'll receive 2 days of credit for every day I'm down.

Re:I'm back online (0, Offtopic)

PingXao (153057) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642154)

Civ3 sleep pattern LOL

I hear that! I wouldn't worry too much about your online status. I dropped to almost 0 since I got Civ3

Re:I'm back online (2, Informative)

Versa (252878) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642149)

I don't think I ever went off line (iowa) I was using it last night till 11pm. left filesharing apps up. and just used it again at 2:30 pm today seems to have been up all the time.

Tracert shows I go through 3 @home hops (cedar rapids, desmoines then chicago)before going to att backbone. I don't remember if its always been those hops or not (at least the first three were the same).

Re:I'm back online (5, Informative)

aka-ed (459608) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642166)

Overall, I am impressed how AT&T has moved all its customers off Excite and onto their own network... I dunno how they did it.

Not all their customers...yet. Here's the latest on the migration plan. [att.com]

What the fuck? (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642028)

Yeah, because if you've lost your connectivity, you'll still be able to read slashdot to get that IP address. Wanker.

Re:What the fuck? (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642047)

PS. hosts file = Windows, yes? I thought the majority of the slashdot fags only used Linux.

Re:What the fuck? (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642064)

Pretty much all operating systems use a hosts file my know nothing friend.

Re:What the fuck? (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642101)

thanks for that, my know-it-all pimp.

Re:What the fuck? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642092)

Nope, *nix has had a hosts file since back when you Windows 'tards were still using WINS, and even before you found your way onto the 'net at all. But thanks for playing!

Re:What the fuck? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642132)

Actually, by the time WINS (which implies TCP/IP) came around, DNS was up and running everywhere. Us tards generally used 'auto-configuring' protocols like IPX and AppleTalk, and ignored that crap from IBM until it got layered onto tcp/ip.

Poor guys (5, Funny)

NightRain (144349) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642031)

I clicked on the link in the main article, and what are the words I see? "Overwhelming traffic to DotcomScoop.com has created technical problems leading to data loss. Recent news stories published on the site are lost for the time being. We will continue to provide updates as news warrants."

And this is before the /. effect hits them. I feel their pain :)

Re:Poor guys (1)

TheAJofOZ (215260) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642053)

And this is before the /. effect hits them.

What do you mean? They will have been swamped by /. users almost instantly after the story was posted. This is slashcode 2.0 - it has faster response times.....

Real Slashdotters (5, Funny)

soulsteal (104635) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642033)

A bonafide /.'er would add two lines to their HOSTS file:
  • 64.28.67.150 slashdot.org
  • 209.242.124.241 www.goatse.cx

Just to be fair to the trolls...

Re:Real Slashdotters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642066)

you are a perverted freak

Re:Real Slashdotters (-1)

Fucky the troll (528068) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642070)

Very good point there. You're now on my xmas email list. or hanneka, or whatever. and however the fuck you spell it.

Re:Real Slashdotters (0, Funny)

freakonaleash881 (230730) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642102)

my hosts file -
127.0.0.1 goatse.cx
127.0.0.1 www.goatse.cx
127.0.0.1 rotten com

etc...hehe

Re:Real Slashdotters (1, Funny)

yomegaman (516565) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642170)

You love those sites enough to cache them locally? You make me sick!

Re:Real Slashdotters (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642174)

Rotten.com has some genuinely amusing content (try here [rotten.com] , here [rotten.com] , or here [rotten.com] ), you know. It's not all people eating babies [rotten.com] .

Re:Real Slashdotters (0, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642190)

209.242.124.241 is actually running a number of virtual hosts, of which goatse.cx is only one. If you go there without sending a referer header, you'll end up at hick.org, the server's primary site. This explains why you don't see any trolls linking directly to goatse.cx's IP address, hoping to con people into clicking the link unwittingly.

Excite@[home] (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642036)

Coincidently (?) their building sign only has "Excite@" illuminated (the "home" portion is dark)... or maybe it's irony... sarcasm ? ^_^

quick transition with Charter (1)

Shook (75517) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642037)

I got a letter this week from Charter (my cable TV provider) saying they were trying to work out a transition plan. My service went out sometime between 4pm yesterday and noon today (I was out of town)

In the mail, I had a setup CD from Charter. I unplugged my router, ran the Windows program, copied the changed settings to my router, and and am now back up and running, with less than a 24 hour outtage.

On the downside, It added a Charter logo to IE, and changed my IE color scheme to flat white, and set my default page to charter.msn.com. But I'm just glad to be reconnected with no problems.

I think I'll be OK (4, Informative)

SumDeusExMachina (318037) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642038)

I'm posting from a Comcast connection right now, and I've heard various unconfirmed reports that Comcast has been frantically preparing their own backbone network over the past few weeks in preparation for exactly this kind of scenario.

The only thing I'm really worried about right now is losing my e-mail account and having friends get their messages bounced before I can tell them my new address (whatever that may be). It's almost as bad as going through a change of area code with the phone company, only here, the grace period is a matter of days.

Re:I think I'll be OK (2, Informative)

Dudio (529949) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642148)

The only thing I'm really worried about right now is losing my e-mail account and having friends get their messages bounced before I can tell them my new address (whatever that may be).

Do what I do - use an email forwarding service. I use iName [iname.com] , but Bigfoot [bigfoot.com] also has free forwarding. Bigfoot limits you to 25 messages/day on their free accounts; iName has no limit AFAIK. I've been using iName for several years now, and the only problems I've had have been the occasional slow delivery. Nothing more than an hour or two though, and it's usually very fast.

(Puzzled look on face) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642039)

So, how many people were actually cut off yesterday?

Re:(Puzzled look on face) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642098)

I was just cut off 5 minutes ago. Sux.

Re:(Puzzled look on face) (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642099)

I was. I still don't have access to the net right now. I wonder what's going on on Slashdot; haven't been able to read it all day.

Re:(Puzzled look on face) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642191)

I don't know, but if I had my access cut off, I wouldn't be posting able to post a reply to your message, fucktard

New Mexico (0)

rockclimbingtech (472812) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642040)

yup, yesterday all my friends with cable lost it at midnight.... they can always use dial up like us groundlings though

Somewhat working (5, Interesting)

brocktune (512373) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642042)

I changed DNS to the old Mediaone servers and I'm working again. My DHCP-generated IP address changed. Mail and news are not up yet.

Details on how to change are here [attbroadband.com] . I assume other folks can replace the "ga" in the URL with their state or city name. There was an email sent out last week with more details.

haha this is funny (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642044)

All the people with ATT where acting so cocky last night saying "oh we can't get shut down, we're on ATT, all you other guys are gonna be shutdown tonight, haha for you" Well to quote a Simpsons "Now who's laughing, Now who's laughing" muahahha.

michael doesn't just write about DSL... (-1)

Proctal Relapse (467579) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642045)

he has a pair [ween.com] !

AT&T - mediacom (1)

stick-boy (73731) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642048)

I'm in iowa too, I was under AT&T@Home, but it switched to mediacom about a month or 2 ago. my DNS was down this morning, but it came back up a few hours ago, and that's the only problems i've had. I guess I'm lucky that I have mediacom now...

Re:AT&T - mediacom (2)

XBL (305578) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642058)

Where in Iowa are you? I am in Waterloo, also under MediaCom

Re:AT&T - mediacom (1)

Lish (95509) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642126)

(not the poster you're replying to)

My parents are in Bettendorf (Quad Cities), their Mediacom service has been up just fine with no DNS. I am crossing my fingers that it continues to be that way. I spent my Thanksgiving break wiring their bedrooms and kitchen with ethernet so that they could all share the cablemodem, I'd rather that not have been a waste.

Re:AT&T - mediacom (2)

jimhill (7277) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642176)

Don't worry: all that time spent wiring will not be wasted. Worst-case, they can all share a 56k dialup!

My parents are in Jeff City, MO, also under Mediacom after an AT&T unload. They lost their DNS but when I gave a fallback nameserver IP to my dad he was back in business. Mailservers were still working, too, which I find rather odd. Why pull the plug on your nameservers and leave the mailservers up?

@home (1)

Boronx (228853) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642049)

I'm with @home through Charter Cable, today the dns servers don't seem to work.



Don't know if this is a planned outage or what, but I was able to hijack my old dialup's dns.

Re:@home (2, Informative)

domc (11897) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642140)

I am with Charter as well, and my DNS is working fine. Try these:

nameserver 24.196.64.39
nameserver 24.196.64.40

domc

Re:@home (1)

domc (11897) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642187)

BTW, for Charter people; try DHCP if you aren't having any luck. That's what I did, and I was then able to glean all of the new settings.

domc

Also, don't get discouraged if it doesn't work for you right now -- the service has been up and down for the last several hours.

who's still online? (-1, Troll)

Frothy Walrus (534163) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642055)

everyone who's still online, check in below!

(c'mon, VA's Linux servers can handle it ;)

Good timing! (2)

cperciva (102828) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642057)

I moved from Vancouver to Oxford, and from @Home to free university-supplied 100Mbps ethernet, a couple months ago.

dns isn't a crisis (5, Informative)

Restil (31903) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642063)

Guys.. you can use ANY dns server on the internet pretty much. Might be that tinsy bit extra resolving latency, but the crisis is minimal.

-Restil

Re:dns isn't a crisis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642083)

How does one find a good one?

Re:dns isn't a crisis (5, Informative)

Pathwalker (103) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642106)

Pick a large university near you, and do a whois on them to see what their nameservers are.
They'll probably be a good choice.

Re:dns isn't a crisis (2)

brunes69 (86786) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642089)

Or you can just install djbdns/BIND and run your own. It's trivial, even on Windows (Check out the DNS Server category at tucows)

Re:dns isn't a crisis (1)

redcliffe (466773) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642120)

Just use BIND 8. It will talk to the root servers.

Re:dns isn't a crisis (1)

Roofus (15591) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642199)

Yeah, that's great for some people (like me so far). EVERYBODY else that I know in State College, PA has lost their service. They've also taken people off who use DHCP.

I don't know how much longer I have here....

Nebraska seems OK for now... (0)

Dark_Cobra87 (413519) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642071)

I've heard Cable in the Omaha area is still up; if it goes down I'll have a good laugh at my friends, since I have DSL...

@Home stay online HOWTO (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642073)

If you are one of the many disconnected today, here's something you can try to get back online:

If your modem still has sync (cable modem is showing online, or solid cable light - depending on what modem you have) but have you no connectivity, set your IP and host information in statically, but specify non-@Home DNS numbers.

This got me back online, so it might be worth your while to try it youself.

Comcast@HOME (5, Informative)

omega9 (138280) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642074)

I've got access through Comcast@Home here in Richmond, VA. We're still up but I keep the green lights in the corner of my eye.

Mail, News, and DNS servers are all still active on their original IPs. We have not received any official email from Comcast concerning the status of their network. They're either solid with their own network and backbone, or they're just waiting to die. Either way, I wish we would get informed.

Re:Comcast@HOME (1)

acvh (120205) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642196)

Comcast has been working on their own network for a while, but many of their networking staff have left recently, leaving the development in the hands of the "cable guys". They aren't planning on having anything available for subscribers until the end of January at the earliest.

However, we're still up in NJ, so I'm not complaining yet.

Taco-snotting@Home! (-1)

The WIPO Troll (267426) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642078)

THE OFFICIAL TACO-SNOTTING FAQ [slashdot.org]
By The WIPO Troll [slashdot.org] , $Revision: 1.11 $

Why have I been receiving emails from CmdrTaco, in which he seems to be speaking in some kind of code language?

Whenever
Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda [cmdrtaco.net] gets bored (and who wouldn't, running a site like Slashdot all day), he roams through the Slashdot database, penis in hand, looking for people who might enjoy engaging in homosexual orgies with him. How he determines this is anyone's guess; but if you have a homosexual-sounding nickname, or a nick with the letter P in it, you're in trouble.
So this time, he found you. Lucky you.
CmdrTaco's code language is relatively easy to decipher. He prefers to speak in thinly-veiled sexual innuendo to evade the watchful (but relatively stupid) eye of Slashdot's parent corporation,
VA Software [yahoo.com] . CmdrTaco's "Commander" is, of course, his penis -- a small, withered little thing that lives in his pants that only comes out in the presence of other men or at the beck and call of CmdrTaco's own right hand. His "Taco bells" are the shriveled testes that droop beneath his Commander, and his "Taco sauce" is his, well, jizz. It should be more than obvious to you now what he means when he asks you to "ring his Taco bells" or "taste his gourmet Taco sauce."
Lastly, there is a practice he refers to as "Taco-snotting" and the more shocking "circle-snot."

Good Lord. What is "Taco-snotting?"

"Taco-snotting" is the term used by CmdrTaco to refer to the practice of sucking the penis of a homosexual man (or unwilling heterosexual; CmdrTaco is rumored to prefer rape), then blowing the semen out his nose onto his partner's (victim's) face and body. A long, bubbly stream of milky-white semen is
left on CmdrTaco's face [yahoo.com] , dribbling out of his nose and down his cheek: hence the term, "Taco-snotting."
A "circle-snot" is a Taco-snotting
circle-jerk, another practice common among the Slashdot crew. CmdrTaco, CowboiKneel [yahoo.com] , and Homos get together and Taco-snot each other with their gooey, sticky cum -- spooging their jizz-snot all over each other's faces and pasty, white bodies, until they're covered head to toe with each other's man juice. This can go on for hours. For the homosexual penetration that follows this lengthy foreplay, Roblowme is usually there to provide plenty of anal lubricant; he owns a limo service and has ample supplies of motor oil and axle grease ready to go.
To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie will usually join in, dressed in tight leather mock-S.S. uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves. The whole group then proceeds to snot each other's spunk and whip each other's pudgy asses with riding crops and chains until their pale, white geek bodies are exhausted and soaked in stinking sweat from the hours of passionate, homosexual revelry.

Ewwwwww. So, can I stop receiving these emails?

Hopefully.
You most likely forgot to uncheck the "Willing to Taco-snot" checkbox in your account preferences. CmdrTaco has probably already got the hots for your wad, and he's probably already been lurking outside your bathroom window for weeks with a camera, some tissues and lube. There's no escaping a geek in heat, so it's probably too late for you, but you can possibly rectify this situation. To remove yourself from CmdrTaco's sights, log into your Slashdot account, go to your user page, click on
Messages, and uncheck the box next to "Willing to Taco-snot." Maybe he'll ignore you. Probably not.

I can't stop receiving these emails from CmdrTaco!?

If you indulge him in a Taco-snot or two, he
might leave you alone. You might also want to look into mail filtering, restraining orders, or purchasing a heavy, blunt object capable of warding off rampaging homosexual geeks in heat. Trust me, when they charge... oh, the humanity. If he gets you, and you let him Taco-snot you, you will most likely end up tied up in his basement to be used as his sex slave for the rest of your life (or until he accidentally drowns you in spunk in a circle-snot).

Have you ever been Taco-Snotted?

Unfortunately, yes. I first met CmdrTaco at an
Open Source Convention [yahoo.com] . He invited me back to his room for a game of Quake and some "gourmet Tacos," but when I got there, he jumped me and tied me to his bed, stripping me. After taking his "Commander" out of his pants, Mr. Taco made me suck the withered thing six times. He then performed his vile Taco-snotting ritual on me three times over the next two hours, bringing me to orgasm after sweaty, mind-numbing orgasm... then he snotted my own milky-white jizz back onto my face, into my mouth, then again on my exposed belly.
CmdrTaco invited several of his Open Source (or rather, "Open Sauce" -- man sauce) buddies over to continue the twisted snotfest. Linux Torvalds
raped my ass [yahoo.com] with his "monolithic kernel [yahoo.com] ," and Anal Cox used his "network stack" in a multitude of unspeakable ways on and in every orifice in my defenseless body. Michael was there in his leather Nazi uniform, caning my ass with a bamboo pole and ranting about "all those Censorware freaks out to get him."
How did you finally escape, you ask? After about 16 hours of countless homosexual atrocities perpetrated against my restrained body, they all finally went to sleep on top of me, sweat-soaked and exhausted. I was left there, covered in bubbly, translucent jizz-snot, chained to the bed, with half a dozen fat, pasty-white fags lying around and on top of me. Fortunately the spooge coating my flesh worked wonderfully as a lubricant; I was able to squirm my way out of the handcuffs and slip out the back door. I'm just glad I survived the ordeal. These geeks had a lot of built-up spunk in their wads -- I could've easily been drowned!

That's horrible. Does "Taco-snotting" have anything to do with CmdrTaco's "special taco"?

No, that's a different disgusting perversion CmdrTaco indulges himself in. CmdrTaco is usually not satisfied with merely snotting your own jizz back onto your face, he most often enjoys involving his own bodily fluids in his twisted games.
WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] has spent some time trying to educate the Slashdot readership about this vile practice (emphasis added):
You may be wondering what CmdrTaco's "special taco" is. You will be wishing that you hadn't been wondering after you finish reading this post. To make his "special taco", CmdrTaco takes a taco shell and
shits on it. He then adds lettuce, jacks off on the taco, and adds a compound to make the person who eats the taco unconscious. Of course, the compound does not make the person unconscious until the taco is fully eaten. Thus CmdrTaco force-feeds the taco to the unsuspecting victim.
After the victim is unconscious, he is held against his will and used for CmdrTaco's nefarious sexual purposes. This includes shoving taco shells up the victim's ass, Taco-snotting, and getting Jon Katz involved.
Completely different, yet no less revolting. It should be clear to you now that CmdrTaco is a very, very sick individual, as are most of the Slashdot editors.

Does Jon Katz get involved in any of this? I thought he was a paedophile, not a homosexual.

Actually, Jon Katz is a homosexual paedophile. He's also a coprophiliac, and, many suspect, a zoophile. Jon Katz is somewhat of a loner and doesn't involve himself in circle-snots. Mr. Katz usually engages in a game called "
Katz juicy-douching [yahoo.com] " with his harem of little-boy slaves: a vile practice which involves administering an enema to himself of the little boy's urine (forced out of them with a pair of pliers), spooging the vile muck from his ass back into the enema bag, then squirting and slathering the goo all over himself, and the little boy's chained-up and naked bodies. If he's in the mood, he will sometimes skip refilling the enema bag and just squirt it from his ass [yahoo.com] onto his boys. Unwilling boys are further tortured with the pliers until they comply and allow Mr. Katz to juicy-douche them for the rest of their lives.
As I already said, Mr. Katz is
also a zoophile. As if the sexual escapades with the helpless little boys aren't enough, Jon usually enjoys his juicy-douches best when his penis is firmly planted in a female goat's anus [yahoo.com] . He is also rumoured to get off on watching his little boys eat the goat's small, bean-like turds.

...Are you getting hard writing this?

Why, yes. :) Join me in a WIPO-snot?

No, thanks. I'm already CmdrTaco's boi toi.

________________________________________
READER COMMENTS

  1. Re:The Taco-Snotting FAQ Rides Again!! (Updated so (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.25 9:14 (#2609574 [slashdot.org] )

    try to find a pic of actual "taco-snotting"! fucking funny it would be! so go to gay porn sites day in and day out until you find a man giving another man a blowjob that has jizz coming out of his nose and mouth. by the way, keep up the good work

  2. Re:Snotting another first!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 12:18 (#2603370 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, this is getting waaaay old, either drop it or revise it.... there've been no updates for days now...

    CmdrTaco

  3. Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.22 17:28 (#2600815 [slashdot.org] )

    A truly excellent and very humourous troll indeed!
    However...

    To complete this perverted orgy, fellow geeks Michael, Timothy, and Jamie often join in, dressed in black Gestapo uniforms, jack boots, and leather gloves.

    Black GeStaPo uniforms? The GeStaPo (Geheime Staatspolizei - Secret State Police) wore civilian clothes (although there are reports on them occasionally using Allgemeine SS uniforms in occupied territories).

    I seriously doubt that perverted individuals like CmdrTaco et al would have the good taste to ever wear the outstandingly beautiful black Waffen SS uniforms! Please update the FAQ accordingly.

    • Re:It's Taco SPAM!!! (Score:0)
      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.23 4:06 (#2602610 [slashdot.org] )

      Actually, it appears you are both wrong!! Ah ha!! I think our boy WIPO was thinking of the Allgemeine SS [militariacollection.com] uniforms. Waffen SS were grey.

  4. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:49 (#2594325 [slashdot.org] )

    oh yeah, you say you have masturbated only 2 times to this post. well, by the time it takes for me to get through reading it, i usually end up masturbated 5 to 6 times, 10 to 12 if i have the goatse.cx homepage loaded up and am looking at it side by side with the slashdot page. my keyboard, hands, mouse, monitor, the underside of my desk and around the floor under my desk are cum soaked and sticky with the man smell i know and love.

  5. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.21 4:41 (#2594311 [slashdot.org] )

    for version 2 you should make a total re-write of the cod...errr...text and add some details about cmdrtaco and the homo-gang's happenings with their coworkers (osdn?) and all of the gay revelry they enjoy and promote. by the way, did i just see cmdrtaco on television promoting the nax hair removal system? i guess after using vaseline in and around his ass he grew quite a ponytail and it had to be removed somehow...ouch!

  6. Re:Microsoft's Taco-Snotting Connection (Score:-1, Troll)
    by TRoLLaXoR [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.21 3:59 (#2594191 [slashdot.org] )

    WIPO, do you notice how few comments you get for anything you write/post/spam nowadays?

    -Trollaxor

  7. Jon-Katz docking (Score:-1)
    by sales_worldwide [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:53 (#2588488 [slashdot.org] )

    You forgot to mention Jon Katz's "docking" games, where he places his chopper head to head with another chap, and rolls the other guys foreskin over his own circumcised end ("docking"), providing him with fantasies of actually having his own forskin ...
    "Making linux GPL was the best thing I ever did" - Torvalds. I'd hate to see the worst thing...

  8. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1)
    by Fucky the troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.20 11:28 (#2588446 [slashdot.org] )

    Woah! When did the WIPO troll get freed? And how the fuck did I miss it?

    Excellent FP, sir.

    This is a sig virus. Please put me in your sig

  9. Re:Snotting a first! (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.20 11:04 (#2588407 [slashdot.org] )

    omg that is crapflooding material if i ever saw it!!!!!! and u got a first post!!!! whoot to the wipo troll!!!

  10. GW, please.... (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 9:03 (#2583756 [slashdot.org] )

    GW...you know we love every hair on your 27 acre ass... and I, for one, would never do anything untowards your graceful demeanor. And you probably have several friends that would love to help you do the bear dance all over my face if I so much as spelled your name wrong. And you know I'd defend your Constitutional right to defame God in heaven. I'd even help fund your education, should you ever decide to take that route. Hell, I'd buy you a tall tepid bear-whiz beer if you were here with me, right now!

    But. ...if you can't find another topic, I'm gonna step over your dead mother's grave and kick your assuredly anesthetitized butt clear across the playground.

    Now go stick your shaved head back down inside the woman's toilet, and just to show there's no hard feelings, I'll jump in the tow-truck and drive right over to help you pull it right out...ok?

    thanks

  11. Re:Help me Taco-Snotters!! (Score:-1)
    by mark knopfler 69 [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:25 (#2583695 [slashdot.org] )

    I DO NOT BELIEVE YOU SIR. FOR ONE THING, THE E-MAIL FROM CMDRTACO DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH GRAMMATICAL AND SPELLING MISTAKES. Let's be realistic here, CmdrTaco usually types with one hand, and since he is shaking from jacking off his aim on the keyboard isn't too good. Those e-mails were a little too well written. Sorry boy, you'll have to do better.

  12. Re: What the hell is "taco snotting"? (Score:-1)
    by WeatherTroll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 8:14 (#2583667 [slashdot.org] )

    You should update this to say VA Software instead of VA Linux.

  13. YOU ARE WINNER (Score:1)
    by smackmonkey [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.19 7:06 (#2583510 [slashdot.org] )

    Crackhead moderators: this is +5, Hilarious material.

    --
    CNN declares War on Islam!
    Left-wing America declares War on its Civil Liberties!

  14. Re:On Taco-Snotting 1.9 (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.19 5:40 (#2583336) [slashdot.org]

    This was funny the first 100 times. Now it is getting boring!

  15. Digusting and Shameful (Score:-1)
    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 22:27 (#2582054 [slashdot.org] )

    Having masturbated *twice* to this post, I'm still incredibly aroused! Come over for a Taco Snot. I'll be wearing my crotchless Clifford the Big Red Dog outfit!!

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]

  16. IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:-1, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:03 (#2580822 [slashdot.org] )

    add more links to goatse and to cowboineal's site to make it better. a link to rotten.com would be nice too

    • Re:IMPROVE THE FAQ (Score:0)
      by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.18 12:18 (#2580832 [slashdot.org] )

      and a link to michael's site and to jon katz's site if he has one and homo's site. i dont know what else to say. maybe a few links to phallic.org they have nice penis pictures! a link to the planet quake site or whatever. really make the reader feel this faq really answers their questions. oh yeah, and when you talk about cmdrtaco snotting you, say he brought you to "orgasm after sweaty orgasm". describe it more is all i'm saying. and use more italics and bolding! and when you talk about jon katz shitting or whatever have a link to fecal japan on rotten.com

      other wise a great job wipo troll! keep up the good work!

  17. Re:CmdrTaco's filthy secret! (Score:-1)
    by Wil Wheaton [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 6:41 (#2580438 [slashdot.org] )

    Hi. Let's be buddies.. butt buddies.
    --
    WIL WHEATON DOT NET [wilwheaton.net]

  18. WIPO speaks the truth (Score:-1)
    by dead_puppy [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 5:33 (#2580342 [slashdot.org] )

    Here is an e-mail I received a week ago:

    From: malda@slashdot.org
    To: puppy_dead@hotmail.com
    Subject: were where you last friday? :(

    I thought we where supposed to meet at Backdoor's at 8-ish, sugar-lips? You could've at least told me that you could'nt make it! I was even in my favorite pink skirt for you, honey-cup... next time, you could be more considarite and tell me you cant come... bastard.

    --
    CmdrTaco (malda@slashdot.org)

    You finding Ling-Ling's [babysue.com] head?

  19. Taco snotting is WRONG!!! (Score:-1)
    by Big_Ass_Spork [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.18 4:53 (#2580300 [slashdot.org] )

    I do it wrong

    Laying here in the shadows of my room, I squint up at my love. My Ms. Portman. I am sore and tired after fucking her for eight solid hours. My chapped and aching dick is soaking in grits to relieve the pain. She gets on her knees and starts lapping the grits up out of the bowl. She places her beautiful hands on my penis and starts to lick the grits off my achy piece.

    Massaging my nutsack she....

    WAIT, I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    Yanking my dick out of her mouth I throw her to the ground and shove it in to her gaping freshly fisted ass. [goatse.cx]

    "OH BIG ASS SPORK!! Fuck my ass, fuck my ass good. DEEPER, my stallion, deeper!! Make a Beowulf cluster of sperm on my back!!"

    "Imagine a Beowulf cluster of this baby!"

    I DO IT WRONG!!!!

    ---
    All your Sporks are belong to Big_Ass_Spork! What you say?! All your Sporks are belo... forget it...

  20. Rob Malda Dead at age 25! (Score:-1)
    by j0nkatz [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.17 22:54 (#2579596 [slashdot.org] )

    I just heard some sad news on the radio -- famous queerbait Rob Malda was found dead in his Holland home this morning. The details were a bit hazy, but it seems that he drowned in jizz while Taco Snotting his friend Hemos. I'm sure everyone in the /. community will miss him -- even if you didn't enjoy his queer antics and boring ass website, there's no denying his contributions to the homosesual cultural development, particularly in the areas of Taco snotting. Truly an American icon.

    I wanna Open Source sex so it won't be worth a shit either.

  21. TACO-SNOTTING is really Donkey-Punching (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.15 6:38 (#2567601 [slashdot.org] )

    No no no, the correct term for that is "donkey-punch". I have eye-witnessed this amazing eye-popping event demonstrated on unsuspecting hose-monsters by my frat brothers in the past.. . :-)

  22. Re:the effect of knowlege laws... (Score:1)
    by AbsoluteRelativity [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.15 5:31 (#2567457 [slashdot.org] )

    The WIPO Troll [foundus.com]
    Slashdot and the Karma Lottery - News for uber monkeys, by uber monkeys.

  23. Re:Taco-Snotting (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:27 (#2557632 [slashdot.org] )

    Oh, man that's just sick !

  24. HOW DO I GET AN ANONYMOUS PROXY? (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.13 9:03 (#2557604 [slashdot.org] )

    TELL ME WHERE I CAN GET AN ANONYMOUS proxy please WIPO Troll. Maybe later i will join you in a snotting at my place. ;P

  25. Re:Taco-Snottage!?!?!? (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by vikool [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.13 7:43 (#2557495 [slashdot.org] )

    what is this bull shit,i feel offened that some people feel so so senseless to post stuff like these esp when such a tragic incident has occured

  26. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1)
    by I.T.R.A.R.K. [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 22:38 (#2551890 [slashdot.org] )

    Where the fuck do I sign up?!

    - I throw rocks at retarded kids

    "Adequacy.org: Where congenital stupidity is not an option, but a requirement."

  27. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Troll)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 21:53 (#2551753 [slashdot.org] )

    this shit is hilarious..keep up the good work.

  28. Re:Taco-felching!! (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by rockwood [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 21:49 (#2551746 [slashdot.org] )

    OMG! That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard! WHo in their right mind would sit down and waste the time to construct such a replusive story. I guess I'll be skipping lunch and dinner today.. and possibly tomorrow also. The game doesn't affect reality. Reality affects the game.

  29. Re:Ban this! It's disgusting!! (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 14:43 (#2550701 [slashdot.org] )

    dude, this is crap-flood material if i ever saw it.
    duuuuuuuuudddddddddddddeeeeeeeee.

  30. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Flamebait)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 8:16 (#2550266 [slashdot.org] )

    horny_rob_6969@hotmail.com

    Ah, so that's what the alt.binaries.pictures.erotica.horny-rob newsgroup is about!

  31. MOD THIS UP PLEASE!!! (Score:-1)
    by egg troll [slashdot.org] on 2001.11.11 5:34 (#2550024 [slashdot.org] )

    +5, Arousing

    For more info check out this /. article [google.com]

  32. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:39 (#2549891 [slashdot.org] )

    WINNER>

  33. Re:Taco-Snotting = HATE SPEECH (Score:-1, Offtopic)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.11 4:37 (#2549887 [slashdot.org] )

    I love you. Why do you use your bitchslapped account, rather than signing up for a new account to post at +1 before getting bitchslapped by the censors here? I guess I should speak for myself, but I don't want to log out and lose all my slashdot customization properties, nor do I want to lose my 50 karma yet.

  34. Re:On Taco-Snotting (Score:0)
    by Anonymous Coward on 2001.11.09 9:19 (#2542412 [slashdot.org] )

    you fucking rock! right down to the expanded cvs id!

    WIPO trolls > linux

________________________________________

$Id: tacosnotting.html,v 1.11 2001/11/25 15:40:22 wipo Exp $

Re:Taco-snotting@Home! (-1, Offtopic)

Dark_Cobra87 (413519) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642180)

Oops, forgot to check that Taco-snot option...

still online in champaign (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642084)

UIUC cable modem service was down this morning for a while but has been fine the rest of the day. Maybe At&t can fix the terrible, terrible service we have had since Oct.

Insight@Home is still up (4, Informative)

ryanvm (247662) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642086)

Insight Communications has released the following statement today to their customers:

Insight, along with other cable operators, is currently in the tail end of positive negotiations with @Home. At this time, we fully expect to maintain connectivity for our Insight@Home customer base.

We recognize that certain communities in our Central Illinois service areas have seen an interruption in service this morning due to an @Home error. We are working diligently to correct this issue and expect full service to be restored today. We apologize to these customers for any inconvenience this has caused.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work through this issue.

dns problems? use another dns server then :) (4, Informative)

Indy1 (99447) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642087)

use this if your dns is not working.......

4.2.2.1 (vnsc-pri.sys.gtei.net)

yes, thats a real dns server :) and a wonderfully easy address to remember as well. I use it as my secondary dns on the rare occasions when my isp's dns (san.rr.com) is choking.

more dns #'s (5, Interesting)

loraksus (171574) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642090)

4.2.2.2
4.2.2.3
provided to you by verizon and painfully easy to remember.

I'm still shocked about how this is happening in the USA. I mean, if it happened in some eastern bloc country, or some nation in Africa that is very corrupt / piss poor, I could understand, but here?
No offense to people in those countries, btw, it seems that the telecommunications infrastructure in most countries is beter than that of the usa.
I honestly don't understand why the service costs so much in the usa - In BC, Canada, 1.5mb down / 768 up, 2 static ip's for $40 a month CANADIAN! Here, I pay $55ish for a whole 768dn / 100k up, a dynamic ip and shitty ping. WTF. The Canadian dollar is worth less, so it stands to reason that the equipment costs more for the Canadian providers (because they take in canadian $, not us $) . . .

bah, at least my dsl provider looks like they will be in service for the next month or so....

Re:more dns #'s (2)

loraksus (171574) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642104)

of course, unless you know /.'s ip, the above info is kinda useless. . .
smacks self.

Re:more dns #'s (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642123)

Canada has more high speed subscribers than the US and is said to be the most "wired" country in the world.

Re:more dns #'s (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642158)

Given Canada's large area and small population, I can imagine that there's quite a distance between you and the next log house. Communication systems become important to maintain social contacts despite large distances.

Re:more dns #'s (5, Funny)

Spy Hunter (317220) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642184)

Let's do a little reverse-DNSing, shall we?

4.2.2.1: vnsc-pri.sys.gtei.net
4.2.2.2: vnsc-bak.sys.gtei.net
4.2.2.3: vsnc-lc.sys.gtei.net
4.2.2.4: i-will-not-steal-service.gtei.net

I guess that's the curse of having a memorable IP address...

Free DNS Servers (1, Redundant)

Enonu (129798) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642093)

Do they exist? I know my ISP has a few backup servers, but for times like this, it'd be a nice piece of information to know.

whois attbi.com (1)

goodwid (102323) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642095)

I used the DNS listings from their whois entry. Worked just fine.

Re:whois attbi.com (2, Informative)

goodwid (102323) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642108)

Duh. I shoulda included the numbers.

NS1.ATTBI.COM 204.127.198.4
NS2.ATTBI.COM 216.148.227.68

There.

Northern Cali (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642097)

After checking in with a couple friends today, it's official, our AT&T@Home cable modems are completely off-line. This isn't just dead DNS, this is a blinking cable modem light representing no service at all. Stories are reporting 2-10 days outage, and from past experience, I'd lean to the longer timeframe. Here's AT&T's Press Release [att.com] on the subject. -T

AT&T MediaOne Customers Uneffected (1)

parp (222416) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642103)

I've been online all day with AT&T Broadband through their MediaOne network. All is well here in MA.

Re:AT&T MediaOne Customers Uneffected (1)

skriefal (267794) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642161)

Ditto here in Minnesota. We were originally a MediaOne outlet, then converted to RoadRunner, then to @Home after AT&T purchased MediaOne. Everything still seems to be working fine -- even the home.excite.com "homepage" is still working, despite claims from AT&T that it's gone forever.

converted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642109)

I've been converted to at&t broadband without downloading the "hose your system in a box" tool.

AT&T Tried This Before with NorthPoint (3, Informative)

loggia (309962) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642113)

Glad to see AT&T couldn't get away with their usual tactics again.

With NorthPoint (former major DSL provider), a bankruptcy judge let AT&T buy NorthPoint's DSL lines for a song and let them cut off all of NorthPoint's 400,000 customers.

Sound stupid? It was.

Thank you, oh Judge Thomas Carlson of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in San Francisco for at least giving the bondholders, the company and the customers some options, no matter how few they might be...

Re:AT&T Tried This Before with NorthPoint (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642192)

The news reports I've seen indicate that the judge sympathizes with the plight of the subscribers, but has legally determined that they are not parties to this case. In short, a bankrupt company is not required to continue service unless there is a public safety reason to do so. In short, write your congressman.

State by State Threads - Iowa (1)

jd142 (129673) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642114)

How about making a thread for each affected state, for easier use by people looking for info?

I'll start the Iowa thread.

Iowa City, now Mediacom as of about 4 months ago, appears to be up as of 4:30 central time. I think that's 23:30 GMT 1/1/01, but I may be off an hour.

We had DNS problems this morning, but I added the university's dns servers and got back up immediately. Seems to be working now just fine, although a little slow.

Locations of hosts files (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642119)

*nix's : /etc/hosts
win9x's : windows/hosts.sam
winnt's : windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts

Perhaps... (2, Interesting)

bteeter (25807) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642121)

DSL wasn't such a bad way to go after all. Verizon isn't going away anytime soon, the service is fast, reliable and always on.

Maybe this will be how the battle of DSL vs Cable will be decided - in bankruptcy court.

Take care,

Brian
--
Come and get a free Palm m100 [assortedinternet.com] --

Some differences that I've noticed. (1)

A_Non_Moose (413034) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642131)

No longer have the (city)1.(state).home.com, just an abbreviation of the city.state.

Insted of the 24.X it is now 66.X.X.X.

Here's one pisser I've noticed, it does not like you to try to do the static IP address.
Kinda annoying, as I have ICS setup to my Mac and it is *dog slow* when run with DHCP for some reason.

Well, gotta tweak and see if that shitty upload cap has been removed too.

Don't mean to burst anyone's bubble.. (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642135)

I don't know if any one noticed this... but posting DNS Server addresses on the web probably won't do people who can't reach a DNS server much good.

Although the addresses are nice to have for reference... I doubt posting this information here is going to be very useful for someone already have it.

AT&T press release (2, Informative)

Mark19960 (539856) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642138)

here it is: http://www.att.com/press/item/0,1354,4100,00.html it just seems like this is typical of AT&T they want it, so they will try to get it cheap, then cut the users loose. looks like the victim is once again, the consumer.

More bandwidth for the rest of us (3, Interesting)

ryanvm (247662) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642139)

Hmmm, with Excite pulling the plug on a large portion of its subscribers (AT&T), shouldn't that free up quite a bit of bandwith for the rest of the @Home customers (Insight, Comcast, Cox)?

Maybe now I can return to the days of 50ms CounterStrike ping that I had in back January. Suhweet!

Of course, that is until Excite pulls this shit again in 2 months.

AT&T is over 50% fine (1)

psicE (126646) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642141)

AT&T has moved 10% of their customers over from Excite@Home to their own service, but that's an understatement. AT&T Broadband, as it now exists, was formed from the merger of TCI and MediaOne under the AT&T Broadband brand name. TCI was one of the three Excite@Home core companies (also Comcast and Cox). MediaOne was using their own network, but the RoadRunner portal; as part of the purchase agreement, AT&T would switch MediaOne over to the Excite@Home portal by 31 December 2001, which they did this summer, but they kept MediaOne on its own network. About 50% of AT&T's customers were already using this network, so when AT&T extended the network and switched 10% of the old TCI customers over to it, they really have about 60% of their cable customers already running fine. (I'm running off a MediaOne connection in Boston now, and I had no downtime at all.)

DNS Problems -- solved (3, Informative)

Wanker (17907) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642142)

One good solution for us linux-heads with home networks is to set up a caching-only DNS server. This is as simple as installing the "caching-nameserver" RPM (along with the bind RPM, of course). Then just configure all your servers to point to your caching nameserver host for DNS and you won't be at the mercy of AT&Ts nameservers any more.

This let me bypass the AT&T nameservers that were having problems and get back online in no time.

-----
To test it first use this:

$ nslookup
> lserver
Default server:
Address: #53
> www.yahoo.com
Server:
Address: #53

Non-authoritative answer:
www.yahoo.com canonical name = www.yahoo.akadns.net
Name: www.yahoo.akadns.net
Address: 216.115.102.77
... and so on ...
> exit
$

-----
As I mentioned in a posting under the old article, static IP allocations are on hold until AT&T sorts out which networks go where in their internal network configuration databases. Those of us with static IP allocations will just have to wait a few weeks. (However, I've been told by DHCP users that generally AT&T does not aggressively recycle IPs, so even DHCP-based IPs tend to be fairly stable.)

I should also add that the new AT&T DHCP equipment seems to work with linux's "pump" DHCP client, whereas the old Excite@Home equipment in my area did not.

Offtopic but... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642143)


AT&T said it had already migrated some 86,000 customers in Oregon and Washington to an AT&T Broadband service and would move remaining customers in 2-10 days.

Oregon seems to be one of the leading states these days when it comes to having your shit together. After their pioneering anti-spam law, their anti-Ashcroft stance recently, and other generally progressive legislation (and MINDSET), fucking over your customers is the LAST thing anyone wants to do in Oregon. It would be on my list of must-see places if it weren't for the weather. Someday I'll get there to check it out.

Redundancy (1, Funny)

Longing (23218) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642144)

All my friends used to laugh at me when I told them I have both DSL and a Cable Modem.

Who's laughing now?

Re:Redundancy (1)

2MuchC0ffeeMan (201987) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642155)

i'm still laughing... for the months you paid twice the ammount of what normal internet usage costs, you get 3 or 4 days extra before most of the @home community sign up for another service provider...

Re:Redundancy (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642165)

You also have a two year supply of canned corn in your basement, dontcha?

@Home (1)

psirix (540062) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642157)

Hello. I have Comcast @Home, and I was a little worried once I heard that @Home dropped AT&T. I was wondering if anyone knew what Comcast is doing, I think I heard that they are putting up their own network, but how long will I be out with Internet Access? I might have to go buy a $12 56k Modem and get a netzero account if worst comes to worst.

I am impressed... (1)

abh (22332) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642163)

As someone who has a long history of problems with AT&T @Home [hockley.net] , as the shutdown deadline approached I had planned to lose connectivity, probably for a few days. I must say I am impressed with AT&T.


I was online until about 01:00 today and did not lose connection. When I got up this morning I had no connectivity. I followed the instructions that AT&T had sent to all subscribers via email and snail mail, and lo and behold, AT&T's backup network was in place! My total time lost was maybe 10 minutes to reconfigure my router/firewall.

Old Skewl MediaOne customers are fine (4, Informative)

Fnkmaster (89084) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642167)

In fact the entire state of Massachusetts is probably fine. Strangely enough, I expected a rollover to new DNS servers and a new IP address when @home cut us off, but I think the network here in Massachusetts must largely be old MediaOne stuff that AT&T bought along with MediaOne, since my DNS servers (all 3 of them) and routes outward and inward appear completely intact. Email is probably out, but I've never used their email service so I wouldn't know. In fact, I wouldn't even know there was a problem at all if I didn't read /. (and CNN.com).


I wish we still had the old RoadRunner service - dunno why the hell AT&T BB dropped them for Excite@Home a few months ago - I guess because the rest of the AT&T BB customers are on @home, but I would gladly pay an extra 5 bucks a month if RR had jacked our rates up as I think they did with lots of their customers, if they had given us a good, solid reliable network. When will people get it through their thick skulls - I don't WANT content from my ISP, the excite part of Excite@Home was therefore useless to me and anyone who is halfway clueful, and the @home part had the worst service ever. What a moronic move on AT&T's part.

AT&T@Home down in Schaumburg, IL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642171)

I'm in Schaumburg, IL and have AT&T@Home (previously TCI) and my cable modem has no sync now. It was sync'd up early this morning and working after the Excite@home cutoff time.

Not sure how long until it comes back, the AT&T support saids it may take 7 days.

No block sync in Mount Prospect either. (1)

vjlen (187941) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642202)

I lost access around 8am this morning. Friends around the city and over in Michigan are reporting the same.

I did get an automated phone call from AT&T this morning stating they're working to reconnect us, and it will be several days.

FYI, don't bother to contact AT&T tech support -- they're completely clueless and relying on macro-generated answers to your questions.

Medicom@Home --- Still Alive and Kicking (1)

DocChaos (323893) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642177)

I have to commend Medicom for keeping their service going strong. Besides the afformentioned DNS problems(Was over night and back by 9am CST), there has been zero interruption of service... Lets hope that they can work out a deal with Excite@Home, or it may be back to dialup for quite a number of people....
DocChaos

Off Topic, but Important: Ginger/IT To Be Revealed (0, Offtopic)

Fortyseven (240736) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642179)

I guess none of the Slashdot fruitcakes thought it important that Kamen is gonna reveal what Ginger/IT is on Good Morning America [yahoo.com] this coming week, possibly Monday. Why the hell nobody seems to be picking up this story is beyond me. I submitted it, but as typical, no response...

Re:Off Topic, but Important: Ginger/IT To Be Revea (0, Offtopic)

zhensel (228891) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642194)

You're right. I really expected Slashdot to report on this a couple days ago when everyone else did. It makes me wonder if VA is somehow invested in the enterprise and thus not allowed to comment publically. We'll all see Monday morning though. Check out theitquestion.com and ginger-chat.com for more info (the latter has a good video of the GMA Friday teaser piece). I really thought there'd be a whole lot of buzz around this through the weekend, but I guess we'll have to wait till Monday.

test (0, Offtopic)

joehahn (537797) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642183)

raise your hand if you are not here.

Covad offers free swith to DSL for @Home users (3, Interesting)

mr.crutch (98516) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642189)

Just saw this press release [yahoo.com] stating that Covad is offering @Home customers the opportunity to switch any @Home customer to DSL for free (free hardware & install).

Might be worth investigating...

Charter@Home kicked ass for me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 12 years ago | (#2642198)

Charter@Home in Madison Wisconsin converted us to their Pipeline service last night at 12:29AM local time. I hadn't converted off of @Home yet with their CD and I still have my @Home IP address. In the interim they are NATing people who haven't done a DHCP renew yet, I expect to get a Charter Pipeline address when I do. The extra NAT thing was professionalism and great customer service and I appreciate it. The whole thing was down for 43 minutes for me. All that's different is now my bandwidth comes from a completely different place. This is what it's like to be with a provider that had a contingency plan in place and executed it. Way to go Charter!

You mean... (1)

NoMoreNicksLeft (516230) | more than 12 years ago | (#2642201)

People aren't port 80 telnetting into that IP already, and manually typing in the GET HTTP 1.1 themselves? Gee, they must not be serious slashdotters.
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