This was contained in a spam/UCE email received from Sahil last week.
Why I am on his mailing list, I don't know. I don't deal with him.
He has not responded to my email questioing the hypocrisy.
It has come to our attention that there may be a very small number of users
who have slipped through the cracks so to speak, either by
devious and deliberate means, or otherwise, and are not paying for the service
they have been using. This is known as Fraud! If you
are one of those users who have not been paying for the service that you have
been using, this is your chance to come forward before
we take action. There will be an amnesty period of 7 days (until the 1st of
July) for such users to come forward and pay last
months, and next months usage, and join the ranks of our regular customers.
Failure to do so by the 1st of July will result in fraud
charges laid against the Telecom account holders responsible for the unlawful
Jetstream connection to Net4U. We will also back date
all charges associated to the unlawful use of our services, and pursue these
in court if necessary.
Sorry for the harsh news everyone. Lets move onto some better news.....
At 13:59 3/07/2003, Seeby Woodhouse wrote:
>I guess that Sahil finally decided that the dust had settled enough that
>he could start selling off some of his stolen bandwidth
I noticed the costs were rather below the market rates from a number of
players in the market that _do_ actually sell bandwidth internationally..
Maybe he's found another way around paying the carriers for their services.. ?
one wonders if it all hinges upon him getting peering partners at APE and WIX..
does anyone actually trust net4u enough to peer with them.. ?
I guess that Sahil finally decided that the dust had settled enough that
he could start selling off some of his stolen bandwidth
- perhaps he's been hoarding up all the ill-gotten bits and bytes in a
big cache, and now he wants to release it to the world at a
fantastically discounted rate!
In case you missed the original Net4u story about this, here are some
Orcon Internet Limited - www.orcon.net.nz
----- Original Message -----
From: "Sahil Gupta - NET4U LIMITED" <sgupta(a)net4u.co.nz>
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2003 2:36 AM
Subject: ATTN: Systems Administrator / Management
> Hello there,
> I would like to introduce Net4U Limited to you as an alternative
> We currently have a large network around New Zealand. We currently
> 5 other ISP's in New Zealand with Bandwidth and supply our own
> base with bandwidth for Dialup, ADSL, Wireless, Frame-Relay, ATM,
> We connect to many providers around New Zealand and are also a peer on
> Auckland Peering Exchange (www.ape.net.nz).
> Currently I can offer you these prices for International Bandwidth:
> 64k - 2048k = $2000+GST (per megabit)
> 2048k - 4096k = $1800+GST (per megabit)
> 4096k - 10240k = $1600+GST (per megabit)
> 10240k = POA.
> We can deliver using several methods as I've outlined above and can
> take care of transporting your existing I.P. Address ranges supplied
> you by your current provider to us.
> Above all, we can also deliver Domestic / International Traffic via a
> Feed on 2 Different PVC's.
> Please let me know what you think of our offer.
> Sahil Gupta
> Senior Account Manager
> NET4U LIMITED
> Phone: 0508-263-848
> Fax: 07-8582659
> Mobile: 029-366-6375
I'm ordering some more 2U cases from Taiwan and wondered if others were
interested in buying some aswell
to reduce the shipping cost per unit. ( If I just order a couple, the
airfreight cost is as much as the cases!)
The cases are 2U 19" wide by (only) 19" deep cases from Taiwan direct from
manufacturer. These shallow cases are ideal for 600mm deep cabinets.
They cases take standard ATX mobo. We have deployed both P4 and Athlon boards
cases already and they have been fine. They will take up to 4 internal disks,
floppy and CDRom.
Here is a PDF cad drawing. http://www.quicksilver.net.nz/272-dia.pdf. Made
by Comix International.
$US200 for case, 400W PSU and 3xPCI Riser card. PLUS freight, gst and handling.
Spare PSUs and mounting rails are also available.
2. 400W ATX Slim type power supply US$70.00
3. 22" Sliding rails US$25.00
4. 20" Sliding rails US$22.00
Total cost worked out at under NZ$550/case last time after shipping, customs
charges and GST were added.
Realistically, about 4-5 weeks delivery ( ie 1 week to get deposits, 1-2 week
for Comix to make order, 1 week for airfreight, 1 week for NZcustoms
clearance. Pickup from Quicksilver Internet, Textile Centre, Kenwyn St,
Parnell, or for a small fee we could arrange for a courier from here.
I'd like to get a deposit of (say) NZ$400 per case off people before placing
the order. Make out cheques to Mercury Telecommunications Ltd and send to:
Attn: Mark Frater,
Mercury Telecommunications Ltd
Contact me off list if you are interested.
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