Marc Jasner on 24 Jul 2012 06:34:09 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] DCAnet dropping DSL

I also ran my home server (mail, web, ssh) on DCAnet for years (1999 maybe).

The solution I'm using is to let godaddy manage the dns entry for my domain. I pointed the mx records to google and signed up for google apps (free for "small organizations of up to 10 users"). Then I signed up for a dyndns account for my home server and just let the godaddy dns redirect my domain to the dyndns account. It's a little convoluted but it's completely free. I don't have total control of the server anymore (Since google now manages the mail) but there are worse things in the world, I suppose. And this way it doesn't matter who I get for the ISP because the server in the house is set up for dyndns now with the real domain name just redirected.

On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 2:10 AM, Doug Crompton <> wrote:
I received a surprizing but not totally unexpected letter from DCAnet that
effective October 1st they are dropping DSL services as Verizon is
dropping support and provisioning of DSL for them. It also goes on to
mention that this is in spite of their regulatory requirment to do so.

I have been a longtime customer of DCAnet and they have been a good
provider all these years. For me it is a sad day and I need to decide in
what direction I am going to go. Not that there is much choice!

I have run my own domains and Linux server (mail, web, DNS, etc.) since
the early 90's. DCAnet supplied static IP's and very reliable

I am curious if ther are others out there that still like to do there own
thing or is this now a thing of the past? I know I coud get static IP from
other providers and I could continue DSL from Verizon but the static IP
packages are very expensive. I do not need speed. My 4 Meg DSL has served
me well.

I am sure there are other who have face or are facing this dilemma. Any


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