Re: NTLK Freewwweb no more???

From: Victor Rehorst (
Date: Wed Jul 26 2000 - 07:12:20 CDT

On Wed, 26 Jul 2000, Drew Loker wrote:

> I don't get it. FW comes up the other day (Thursday) and says, no more FW.
> Go get Juno. Sunday, access was terminated and all you could do is get their
> banner page redirecting you to dl Juno. No other URLs would work.
> I was pretty bummed to say the least, except that my DSL was hooked up
> Saturday...just in the nick of time. But this still left my Newt out in the
> cold.

Wow... they haven't done this up in Canada yet. I'm connected right now
using my freewwweb ID, surfing and using SSH normally.

> Here is what I know. FW shares the same access number in my town with a lot
> of other carriers, liek Juno and Earthlink. I think this is the case
> elsewhere also. So, I don't know if this is why, and if eventually, my id
> will be diabled and I am only able to browse right now because if I was on a
> regualr browser, they would be able to redirect my URL lookups, and it just
> isn't able to do that on the Newt. Or, is there a chance that my id will
> continue to work. ANybody else have an idea about this? What is going on
> with everybody elses connections? What is the best alternative?

Here in Canada, freewwweb uses UUNet as the dialup provider. If you go

You can get lists of UUNet numbers by country, which probably correspond to
freewwweb's access numbers.

> On a side note, I had hooked up a coupel of dozen people with FW. Most are
> going to be ok because they are on PCs. I have foudn alternate access for
> one of the people with a PowerMac with AltaVista, but it seems to require a
> PowerMac. I have a couple of other people with non-PM Macs. Anybody have an
> idea what to use for them?

Can anyone suggest a free ISP that *doesn't* require the use of an ad

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