TransACT ISP comparison (long)

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at
Mon Jul 29 10:56:38 EST 2002

On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 07:09:32PM +1000, Simon Burton wrote:
> On Fri, 26 Jul 2002 15:29:09 +1000
> Alfred <alfred at> wrote:
> >  From my experience, simply surfing to slashdot daily, checking email 
> > and doing some ssh work you chew through about 1Gb a month. If you start 
> > downloading ISO images that quickly goes up.
> > 
> > I would start with a larger plan (2 Gb say?) and scale it back once you 
> > know your usage under high bandwidth conditions :)
> > 
> >
> huh? i surf hard daily and never make it to 1/4 of my 800 meg limit.
> how do you do it? where are the cool movies etc. for download????
> oh, maybe it's ur ssh work? 

Heh. Sounds like me. I read several sites, check email all the time and get
to the end of the month to find I've only done 200Mb or something. So in
the last few days I apt-get like mad and find a CD image. Except they
usually come off gamearena so are free anyway.

Maybe it's online gaming that chews the bandwidth so much?
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at>
> There are 10 kinds of people in the world, those that can do binary
> arithmetic and those that can't.

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