Geek checks out from Hilton after connection lock-up

Geek checks out from Hilton after connection lock-up

Summary: Hotels have a reputation for providing guests with less than stellar broadband access, but if you are trying to use something "out of the ordinary," like using a feed aggregator, you may be in for a surprise. Geek News Central reports that the Hilton Hotel chain uses an ISP that monitors and locks out guest computers that are using too many concurrent connections (required for updating the feeds in an aggregator application).

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Hotels have a reputation for providing guests with less than stellar broadband access, but if you are trying to use something "out of the ordinary," like using a feed aggregator, you may be in for a surprise. Geek News Central reports that the Hilton Hotel chain uses an ISP that monitors and locks out guest computers that are using too many concurrent connections (required for updating the feeds in an aggregator application). In the Hilton case, two programs, News Aggreator and iPodder were blocked. The lesson for hotels is simple, says another post on HotelChatter: Your IT vendors directly reflect on your hotel and your brand.

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