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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Shells
From: Greg House <ghouse@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2001 18:58:58 -0500
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> 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 can't check my personal email and news from work (or the library, or WSU, 
or wherever...) I don't carry my personal system with me everywhere. There is 
a firewall at work which would prohibit me from setting up a pop session from 
there (and I wouldn't want my personal email on one of their machines 
anyhow). I can, however, use ssh over socks to get out. I used to do this to 
southwind, no more.

That's all I need. My machine at home is a dialup system and I can't do a 
quick email check during the day 'cause it's not connected most of the time.


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