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RE: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?

  • From: Vivien M.
  • Date: Mon Mar 15 23:24:46 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On 
> Behalf Of Andrew Dorsett
> Sent: March 15, 2004 11:17 PM
> To: John Kristoff
> Cc:
> Subject: Re: who offers cheap (personal) 1U colo?
> I'm not referring to the time required to implement.  I'm 
> talking about the time it takes for the user.  On the user 
> end.  Lets do some simple math.  Lets say I turn on my laptop 
> before I shower, I power it down during the day while I'm in 
> class and I turn it back on when I get home in the evening.  
> This means two logins per day.  Lets say that the login 
> process is very rapid and takes 30 seconds.  This is a whole 
> minute per day required to login.  Now multiply this by a 
> month and you've wasted 30 minutes of my time.  I coulda 
> spent that time watching TV or heaven forbid, doing homework. 
> :)  My big thing is that often users are the one who are 
> paying the price and spending the time.  I think either 
> system (the mac-ip lookup or the user auth) system could be 
> created in a week using C++ or perl.  This week of 
> development is nothing in the long run when compared to the 
> amount of time it now costs the users.  Come on, how many 
> users save their mail passwords so they don't have to type it 
> in everytime?  What about your dialup password?  Too bad I 
> can't automate the web logins.

You must be talking about a different Netreg system that the one everyone
else has used. The one we're talking about involves you logging in when you
connect with an unknown MAC - once you've used the system to match your MAC
to your student number/login/etc, then the DHCP server will give you a real
IP the next time you request a lease...

Vivien M.
Assistant System Administrator
Dynamic Network Services, Inc. 

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