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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Shells
From: Greg House <ghouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 18:47:51 -0500
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On Friday 06 April 2001 10:34, Carl wrote:

> 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.

Yeah, I like that too. Wish I had it.. 

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

This is true. Here's a question. I know Cox has a policy against putting 
servers on their network. Does that include setting up telnet/ssh & ftp 
access for your personal use (from elsewhere)? 

If they portscan your machine and find port 21 open are they gonna slap your 


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