Thursday, March 10, 2005

Astound user webspace

Astound have nice fast cable internet, and supposedly I get 10MB/user of web space. I'll be darned though if I can find anything in their web pages, or in the printed Internet Get Going guide, which tells me how to use it.

But no worries; a bit of poking around with likely hostnames identifies the following:

FTP upload: ftp to (or; same IP address); login with your email username/password; put files in the public_html directory.

Web server: Their web server serves index.html or index.htm as the default page for a directory.

Minnesota Astound customers replace ca with mn as usual.

Oh, and while we're at it: they don't tell their customers about NNTP service either, but it exists. Newsserver at


news / nntp from seems gone.
We had rcn before, and had it there (slow giganews), but even that disappeared in the last few days...