'most users with cable modem can host a site'

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at amedee.be
Thu Jun 11 16:46:13 UTC 2009

On Thu, June 11, 2009 16:47, Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:


> Let me add to what Amedee has already posted.
> Even if there are no restrictions imposed, there is the question of
> whether you have what it takes.


> You absolutely have no idea of the technical details required to run a
> site of any sort. At this point, you are just a mail adminstrator wannabe
> and should you be let loose, you will most probably very quickly get your
> site listed on blacklists, generate complaints from others to your ISP and
> contribute to the global spam problem. You might get away with running a
> forum though so long as you have no mta software installed and if you can
> keep your box from being rooted. Good luck with a dynamic dns setup.

Harsh but true.

We have a saying in Dutch: "zachte heelmeesters maken stinkende wonden"
which translates to "soft surgeons make putrid wounds".
I think that the saying speaks for itself.


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