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Date:      Thu, 1 Feb 2007 09:22:52 -0500
From:      Javier Henderson <javier@kjsl.com>
To:        Ted Mittelstaedt <tedm@toybox.placo.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: FreeBSD Torrent Server
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>> What, exactly, is the benefit to an ISP to wear such a feather?
>
> Mainly marketing, if the ISP can handle hosting of freebsd.org, then
> they obviously can handle hosting of most other things on the  
> Internet.
>
> Remember, the people that buy seriously large amounts of bandwidth
> don't use television commercials to make decisions on providers.  They
> use tools like whois to see who is hosting major sites then go talk to
> those people.
>
> It also isn't a bad thing to be the landlord if the provider  
> happens to have
> a
> lot of FreeBSD in use themselves, I'm sure it helps get developer  
> attention
> to
> problems rather quickly.  Have you ever seen a post from anyone at
> Yahoo with a problem with one of their FreeBSD servers?

Marketing, yes, but you may be overstating your case. The bandwidth  
and power aren't free, and the ROI on the expense of providing that  
might not be enough. Plus, it's not just ISP's hosting servers, many  
are hosted by companies and colleges.

-jav



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