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Re: [seul-edu] BBS?
TJ Miller jr wrote:
> Question - why not fire up the INN server (a fairly capable news server) and
> run that over your LAN? [...]
> I'm not sure if you want to add e-mail or etc, but it wouldn't be too awful
> much to set up. Best of all, you can park all of this on an older pentium
> and get good results.
> > From: Alan Eugene Davis <email@example.com>
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: BBS?
> > I have installed a network of four linux boxes in my classroom. The
> > DC wants has a grant to install a dept-wide network, and I want to
> > connect. We will also be on the Inet backbone "RSN" (soon).
> > There has been some one-way discussion by the DC. His grant required
> > him to set up this departmental network so that we can share
> > "desktops," etc. He is a windoze man.
> > I think to install a BBS, to facilitate real sharing among department
> > members, and to beat him to the punch, while he dreams up more ways of
> > "sharing" by way of spying on each other's desktops. A BBS, I
> > reason---with little to no knowledge of the technology, and not even
> > having used any BBS for any time at all---might enable us to post and
> > share our ideas. Perhaps files, images, etc.
What about something like AUC, LearnLoop, Harvey, SNS, Manhattan, or the like?
Those are all designed to be "educational environments" (to coin a descriptive
phrase) accessible to any client with a web browser. They're fairly easy to set
up, and all of them are linked to from our alphabetical software listing
Doug Loss God is a comedian playing
Data Network Coordinator to an audience too afraid
Bloomsburg University to laugh.