Looking for LA VPS

johnlth93

New Member
Reason i looking for LA VPS is because i need better connectivity to asia compared to east coast VPSes.

If you can offer west coasts VPS beside LA (Seattle/San Jose/etc) it will be fine for me.


Any core of CPU is fine

1GB or more space (don't need much anyway)

96MB ~ 128MB RAM

0MB ~ 64MB SWAP (optional)

100/1000mbps port is fine

500GB or more bandwidth

Debian 6 template (OpenVZ/KVM/XEN)

1 IPv4

Any billing cycle (monthly/quaterly/yearly)

TUN/PPP for vpn
Please note that you must be able to tolerate with DMCA(s) because the VPN traffic probably going to have torrent traffics that download copyrighted material.

*Strictly VPN traffics only, no copyrighted material will be hosted on the VPS*

I am having some VPSes in LA with xx provider (that i don't want to name) they doesn't tolerate much with DMCA(s) hence they shut me down. That's why i am looking for alternative for now.

Let me know what offer you can do for me.

 

Thanks,

John Lee
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
DMCA is no joke in the US...  I doubt any provider is truly interested in attracting such attention and fielding the complaints.

Probably will be the only time you'll see me recommending them, but ChicagoVPS would be a very good place for you.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
I hear the horse herd in the distance....

Content
- Rule of Thumb: If it's legal in the US, it's fine by us.
- We enforce legal DMCAs without reservation.
- Phishing/Scam/Shock content is strictly prohibited.
- Child Porn == FBI at your door. No exceptions, No excuses
That's BuyVM's abbreviated rules.

Piracy isn't legal and DMCA's aren't tolerated.
 

johnlth93

New Member
I hear the horse herd in the distance....

That's BuyVM's abbreviated rules.

Piracy isn't legal and DMCA's aren't tolerated.
Aiks, i remember there was some rules about the torrent back then with buyvm.

It's changed? I know they changed their ToS awhile ago but i din't really go into details with it.
 

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
You can always get a pony :)

We don't give much of a hoot about torrents. It's so rare that we get a legit DMCA.

Francisco
 

Aldryic C'boas

The Pony
We 'allow' torrenting because we realize there are a vast number of practical, legal uses.  We do enforce DMCA - I just happen to be a bit more brushed up on the actual laws involved, and don't go on a termination spree every time I get some half-assed email DMCA sent by "a friend representing X".  Invalid DMCAs get tossed out, and their senders reminded of how to properly file such paperwork.  Legitimate DMCAs (this are exceptionally rare - I might get 2-3 a year) are forwarded to the client.  If the client insists on not taking action, then I proceed according to the situation.
 

drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
TL;DR is BuyVM is fine with torrents and they don't get many DMCA's for those. Stick to those and likely alright.

Your new location from them would be Las Vegas.

$15/year

128MB RAM

1 CPU Core

15GB disk

500GB Bandwidth

https://my.frantech.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=67
 
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HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
Aiks, i remember there was some rules about the torrent back then with buyvm.

It's changed? I know they changed their ToS awhile ago but i din't really go into details with it.
Torrenting =/= Illegal Use.  While it's commonly used as such it DOES NOT mean it's illegal.  Many hosts disallow it due to possible legal issues/headaches (e.g. DMCA) or (more commonly if hosted on the node itself) possible resource abuse.  

 

No-one allows Torrenting for Illegal Purposes (enough for DMCA) (Saying "yeah we allow this" is a major red flag to begin with to the host itself).   This is of course assuming the DMCA is legal (properly filled out and filed)



tl;dr: You misunderstood BuyVM's Terms of Service.  
 
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johnlth93

New Member
TL;DR is BuyVM is fine with torrents and they don't get many DMCA's for those. Stick to those and likely alright.


Your new location from them would be Las Vegas.


$15/year


128MB RAM


1 CPU Core


15GB disk


500GB Bandwidth

https://my.frantech.ca/cart.php?a=add&pid=67
I do have LV vps with them for more then 1 years and it's so far so good  :)


I bought the other LA vps with xx provider for 1 year (but only used like half month) and i got suspended for this.

We 'allow' torrenting because we realize there are a vast number of practical, legal uses.  We do enforce DMCA - I just happen to be a bit more brushed up on the actual laws involved, and don't go on a termination spree every time I get some half-assed email DMCA sent by "a friend representing X".  Invalid DMCAs get tossed out, and their senders reminded of how to properly file such paperwork.  Legitimate DMCAs (this are exceptionally rare - I might get 2-3 a year) are forwarded to the client.  If the client insists on not taking action, then I proceed according to the situation.
You can always get a pony  :)


We don't give much of a hoot about torrents. It's so rare that we get a legit DMCA.


Francisco
The other provider just shut me down with some (i not even sure is real) DMCA(s)


Guess i should stick with BuyVM then  ;)

Torrenting =/= Illegal Use.  While it's commonly used as such it DOES NOT mean it's illegal.  Many hosts disallow it due to possible legal issues/headaches (e.g. DMCA) or (more commonly if hosted on the node itself) possible resource abuse.  


No-one allows Torrenting for Illegal Purposes (enough for DMCA) (Saying "yeah we allow this" is a major red flag to begin with to the host itself).   This is of course assuming the DMCA is legal (properly filled out and filed)


tl;dr: You misunderstood BuyVM's Terms of Service.
Yes i understand torrenting != illegal content.


I may have expressed the buyvm tos incorrectly, i am sorry about that.
 
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Aldryic C'boas

The Pony
If the provider didn't even forward the DMCA to you, then they're not worth trusting to begin with IMO.  Any 'host' that's willing to jump the gun without even hearing the client's side of things is a bit shady to begin with.

There are spam-DMCA 'services' out there (copyrightsettlements.com comes to mind) that essentially sit looking for peers to fire off DMCA at.  They're bad enough that I've straight up blocked their emails from reaching us, since I was receiving on average 10-15 a day that were complete bunk (IPs not on our netblock, IPs not in use, etc).  Willing to bet your other provider got spammed with these as well, and instead of actually bringing it to your attention just used it as an excuse to drop you.
 

johnlth93

New Member
If the provider didn't even forward the DMCA to you, then they're not worth trusting to begin with IMO.  Any 'host' that's willing to jump the gun without even hearing the client's side of things is a bit shady to begin with.


There are spam-DMCA 'services' out there (copyrightsettlements.com comes to mind) that essentially sit looking for peers to fire off DMCA at.  They're bad enough that I've straight up blocked their emails from reaching us, since I was receiving on average 10-15 a day that were complete bunk (IPs not on our netblock, IPs not in use, etc).  Willing to bet your other provider got spammed with these as well, and instead of actually bringing it to your attention just used it as an excuse to drop you.
They did quote me the DMCA notice but not the actual email.


How do i know if a DMCA is valid?


Holy .... That DMCA notice that they forward me does contains links to copyrightsettlements.com


Does that mean it's not a valid DMCA?


Attached a screenshot of the ticket they opened on me

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Sorry if I came off a bit too dickish.  I didn't see that you commented afterwords.  Yikes!
It's okay, i know you're a fine person  ;)
 
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Aldryic C'boas

The Pony
Heh.  Yeah, copyrightsettlements.com is basically one of those shady DNSBLs that make you pay to get unlisted, except they're for torrents instead of mail.  I tried contacted them a few times, and each time was just some jackass threatening that we'd face "intense legal action" unless we paid them to remove the claim.  I'm sure folks that know how I react to threats can guess at how that ended >_>

In a nutshell, any DMCA that claims "pay to settle" is absolute rubbish.  More likely than not, they don't even actually represent the company they claim to - they just have peerboxes which look for specific torrent names, call up appropriate 'License' info, and fire off automated emails hoping someone will be gullible enough to actually pay them off.

The best way to tell if a DMCA is valid is just reading through it to see if it seems reasonable.  A legitimate DMCA is essentially an 'official' request for you to 1) stop what you're doing, or 2) stop hosting their licensed material.  You may receive a legitimate DMCA if you're seeding licensed material, but the chances of getting a legit DMCA just for downloading without seeding/sharing out?  Close enough to 0 to be negligable.
 
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johnlth93

New Member
Heh.  Yeah, copyrightsettlements.com is basically one of those shady DNSBLs that make you pay to get unlisted, except they're for torrents instead of mail.  I tried contacted them a few times, and each time was just some jackass threatening that we'd face "intense legal action" unless we paid them to remove the claim.  I'm sure folks that know how I react to threats can guess at how that ended >_>

In a nutshell, any DMCA that claims "pay to settle" is absolute rubbish.  More likely than not, they don't even actually represent the company they claim to - they just have peerboxes which look for specific torrent names, call up appropriate 'License' info, and fire off automated emails hoping someone will be gullible enough to actually pay them off.

The best way to tell if a DMCA is valid is just reading through it to see if it seems reasonable.  A legitimate DMCA is essentially an 'official' request for you to 1) stop what you're doing, or 2) stop hosting their licensed material.  You may receive a legitimate DMCA if you're seeding licensed material, but the chances of getting a legit DMCA just for downloading without seeding/sharing out?  Close enough to 0 to be negligable.
Thanks for the details, now i know how to "detect" whether a DMCA is valid.
 

HalfEatenPie

The Irrational One
Retired Staff
Dickish, is that a new form of cucumber preservation utilized at harvest time?   ;)
It's what all the cool kids do!  When harvest time comes around we all just get down and.... preserve dem cucumbers.  

Totally not a sexual innuendo.  

Also yeah many content providers usually go for people who seed rather than download nowadays (from what I heard at least)
 

Jack

Active Member
 tried contacted them a few times, and each time was just some jackass threatening that we'd face "intense legal action" unless we paid them to remove the claim.  I'm sure folks that know how I react to threats can guess at how that ended >_>
Can just imagine that... 
 

johnlth93

New Member
It's what all the cool kids do!  When harvest time comes around we all just get down and.... preserve dem cucumbers.  

Totally not a sexual innuendo.  

Also yeah many content providers usually go for people who seed rather than download nowadays (from what I heard at least)
I don't seed nor download (onto the vps), it's just VPN traffic  ^_^

Still i got crappy treatment from my provider  ;)
 
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