I wrote earlier:
> > One option they are considering is perhaps 5 cell phones each
> > connected to 5 computers.
To which Eberhard responds:
> No, you don't wanna do that. Under NO circumstances!!!!
Yes sir. I certainly promise not to do it. 8*)
However I'm being told that this is what the organization itself wants
to do. I can recommend, but it's ultimately their decision.
> What you want to do, is to wire this up as a LAN, and have a Linux
> box act as the mail server/gateway using Taylor UUCP `i' protocol
> with BSMTP batch gzipping (that way you get less overhead,
> compression, what is most important, `i' protocol will send AND
> receive concurrently, halving connection time).
Sounds like an excellent technical solution. Any idea what we'd have
to pay someone to set that up and to operate it?
The beauty of their cell phone solution is that it's simple,
bureaucratically manageable, and easy to implement. Each office
within the institute receives a separate bill and manages its own costs.
The technology is proven and reliable. No particular technical
expertise is required.
But your suggested solution certainly sounds like it would be more
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