At 7:54 +0100 11/9/97, Jeff Cochrane wrote:
>During the interview with Mr. Demeke, my colleague Adebabay Birru
>worked in the next office to diagnose a problem with the email
>system. Mr. Birru is a local consultant on retainer to
>ICRAF/Nairobi, funded by AfricaLink, to provide technical followup
>support and training for AfricaLink grantees. He discovered the com
>port was fried, and it had taken the US Robotics modem up in smoke
>with it. He promised another would be brought from stock on his next
Is he living locally or in Nairobi? Eg how long will they be waiting
for the modem?
>I explained to Mr. Adane that in my view the ideal technical
>solution for places like Holetta is an enterprise or subdomain-level
>email account with individual email addresses distributed over a
>local area network.
The ideal solution is of course a server that can pick up mail
via SMTP using fetchmail for example (or UUCP) from the ISP
and to which the local users can dial in with cheap modems that
you can get for virtually nothing in the US and using PPP they can
all read their mail on the desk top
However the African reality is different...
Dr. Eberhard W. Lisse\ / Swakopmund State Hospital
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Private Bag 5004 \ / +264 81 124 6733 (cell) 64 461005(h) 461004(f)
Swakopmund, Namibia ;____/ Domain Coordinator for NA-DOM (el108)
Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees, Namibian Internet Development Foundation,
an Association not for Gain. NAMIDEF is the Namibian Internet Service Provider.