On 19 May 99, at 22:23, Dr Eberhard W Lisse wrote:
> In message <19990519154215445.AAA324.273@jcochrane_ws>, Jeff Cochrane writes:
> > > I use a Nokia 6110 with data connectivity running at 9600bps into my ISP
> > > with great success. Compression can push it a bit, but 9600 works fine.
> > We're trying to get a handle on costs.
> > There's a small research center outside Kampala, but within the
> > cellular area.
> > One option they are considering is perhaps 5 cell phones each
> > connected to 5 computers.
> No, you don't wanna do that. Under NO circumstances!!!!
> That's five times the basic rate! And everyone will uses it more or
> less permanently!
> 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).
> That, however will mean you will have to make the ISP on the other
> side offer Taylor UUCP dialin facilities with unbatching, ungzipping
> and the `i' protocol. This is totally trivial (we have done it here
> for years) but as most ISPs are dumbing down you'd have to do some
There's also Taxis Mail, which is a free multi-user Win32 UUCP solution
based on UUPC/extended and Pegasus Mail.
Taxis can run on a single machine, peer-to-peer networks (Win95/98/NT), or
NT-server. It's available at http://www.wcape.school.za/taxis/
It supports Taylor UUCP size negotiation (won't download files over a
specific size if wanted), UUCP over TCP/IP (will work over a PPP link to a
UUCP ISP), and the next version will include a scheduler and ability to
run as an NT service. Users can have secure mailboxes if it's running on
an NT workstation or NT server.
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