If you use AOL, or want to surf the web, and desire a connection to bungi, please click here. Here are some common questions and answers.
Well, it is broken down into two parts - connection fees, and monthly fees. The connection fee has doubled every month since I started doing this in 1987. It is currently at $0.00. The monthly fees have kept pace, and are now the same as the connection fee.
It really is free. Honest.
You don't. I don't offer shell accounts, or PPP/slip accounts. Just uucp access, via modem (PEP or V.32/V.32bis) or ISDN. Lots of other providers supply PPP access.
The reason I don't offer shell/PPP/slip accounts is that people (as opposed to machine-to-machine connections) tend to stay connected for extended lengths of time. Sometimes doing useful work, but often as not just puttering around. Companies that charge for access can size appropriately for this type of access, setting up a modem for every 4, 2 or even 1 person. Machines can connect, download what they have waiting, upload what they have to send, and get off the link - very efficient use of bandwidth and telephone lines.
Sure. You have to pay Internic, but you don't pay me for anything.
No problem, but (as with everyone using this site) I reserve the right to terminate you without notice if your site starts doing silly things.
Yes, I know. I'm one of the weird holdouts that figures that the old way (NO ONE used to charge for this type of access) is the best way.
Yup. As time has gone by, the machine known as "daver" has changed iron 8 times, and has just changed again. As I run out of capacity, I add more. Currently, I transfer about 5 Gigabytes of news and email per week (20 Gigabytes per month, 240 Gigabytes per year) via uucp, and about 16 Gigabytes per week (64 Gigabytes per month, 768 Gigabytes per year) via the Internet. The existing "daver" configuration is a network of five machines, each connected to the public network, plus private ethernets used for NFS and file sharing. Several other networks complete the site, including a number of high-speed machine to machine Ethernet connections, implemented with IST's QuattroLan cards. Now, four machines are mounted in a single rack-mounted case. The fifth (an Alpha system) is racked beneath it. This provides more room here for expansion... Bungi is connected to the internet via a clear channel T1, and a full T1 Frame Relay (total 3 Mbps), and has two main providers for redundancy (though the backup provider is just a 19.2K PVC). Several private PVCs are in place as well, and I'll be happy to connect to you directly via frame for news exchange.
Nope, none of that here. If you know what uucico is, and what uucp does, then we are all set. If you don't run UNIX, or don't want to learn about this stuff, then please look elsewhere - bungi.com isn't for you.