Being a shell provider - good business?

Art Vandelay therapshow at
Sun Sep 14 13:14:44 UTC 2008

On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 9:34 AM, Art Vandelay <therapshow at> wrote:

> Hello. My friend thinks that being a shell provider for IRC bots and
> bouncers is very good business. How do I convince him it's not?
> Sorry for going off-topic and cross-post, but I don't know who else to ask.
> Thanks,

I'm serious, I'm trying to get him to use his BSD servers for other
purposes. Maybe webhosting. Maybe a grid to help out local universities in
their supercomputing. Or just plain consulting. Isn't there any research
article out there showing just how silly and profitless that whole business
model is?

Thanks guys,

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