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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Shells
From: Carl D Cravens <raven@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 10:34:21 -0500 (CDT)
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On Fri, 6 Apr 2001, Steven Saner wrote:

> So, my question is, why do people want their ISP to offer shells? What
> do you want in the shell service? In other words, what would you use
> the shell for, that you can't do yourself?

I'm effectivly my own ISP... the only thing I get from Onemain is
bandwidth.  I read my mail and keep a lot of personal stuff on my Unix
account and I like being able to access it from anywhere.  If I were a
normal dialup user, I would want my mail residing on the box I can always
reach, which would be my ISP's... and I want to read mail using Pine or
another reader that lets me keep everything right there.  By using plain
telnet, I can connect from home, work, a friend's, my mother-in-law's in
Arkansas, and I get the *same environment* no matter where I'm at.

I would think with 24/7 access becoming more and more common, the need for
shell access on the ISP would drop.

Carl D Cravens (raven@xxxxxxxxxxx)
He died to take away your sins, not your mind.

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