[colug-432] shell account hosting?

Rick Troth rmt at casita.net
Thu Jan 19 23:02:42 EST 2012

Is it possible to leave such an EC2 instance "up"?

I am looking for an additional point-of-presence to complement my VPS
(I have PMMAN and one other), so the actual demand on such a virtual
instance would be low.  But I would not want to have to bring it up
manually every time there is the need.  I was under the impression
that the Amazon solutions were cheap only if you left them explicitly
"down" when not incurring actual load.  If I have misunderstood, I
would be DE-LIGHT-ED.  If EC2 and similar critters only charge for CPU
cycles burned, that would be way cool.

-- R; <><

On Thu, Jan 19, 2012 at 5:05 PM, Scott Merrill <skippy at skippy.net> wrote:
> Why not set up an Amazon EC2 instance? The lowest tier is essentially
> free for a year, as long as your usage is low.
> On Jan 19, 2012, at 4:38 PM, Rick Hornsby <richardjhornsby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm currently in a venue that is blocking outbound traffic on 6667, which is preventing us from using the chatroom for the radio show we're hosting from the location.  I tried getting around it by using a SOCKS5 proxy through my shell account on dream host, but apparently the IRC server blocks inbound connections from dreamhost ("proxy abuse").  The IRC server is hosted by a third party, so I can't make any configuration changes to the server itself.
>> I've been looking around for the last few minutes for a shell account I could pay for, but all I'm finding is "free" aka "doesn't work", is extremely limited, or is advertising as "great for botnets" type stuff.  Obviously, not what I'm looking for.
>> Are there any reputable places to find such a thing?  I don't mind paying for it, but the price can't be excessive.
>> thanks guys
>> -rick
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