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Re: Content Injection Appliance

  • From: Josh Richards
  • Date: Wed Mar 28 16:07:59 2001

* shane <shane@bratnet.net> [20010328 12:38]:
> 
> I need someones help, I saw a product at ISPCON Fall in 
> CA. And the product allowed me to have it operate on my core routers
> and watch web traffic and allow me to "Inject" a "pop-up add" or a 
> service anouncement.

On your core routers?  That'd seem like a bad idea...perhaps at the edge
(like your customer concentrators) but I digress.. 

> What I want to do is set up this box to watch web traffic, and when a new
> user logs in it checks to see "for example" if he has new mail on our
> mail-server, and pop-up a little window on his/her screen alerting them
> about this. But I don't want to make the user be required to use our home
> page as the start page.

From what you're asking for I'm not sure why you'd need to watch their
Web traffic.  Just watch their log-in, likely less hassle and requires no
funniness on backbone routers.

> Can anyone tell me the name of this product, I am already aware of
> FrontPorch and their product would work, but they require me to allow them
> to to advertising to my customers, I don't want that. 

Try list@inet-access.net.  Honestly, that list has a lot of access providers
and likely several are doing what you describe who can offer you some 
assistance.  I've seen it done and it's a fairly straightforward concept
(just requires a small client app on the end-user host) but I've never had
to do it myself.
  List info:
    To: list-request@inet-access.net
    Body: subscribe

-jr

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Josh Richards [JTR38/JR539-ARIN]
<jrichard@geekresearch.com/cubicle.net/fix.net/freedom.gen.ca.us>
Geek Research LLC - <URL:http://www.geekresearch.com/>
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