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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: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On
> Behalf Of Andrew Dorsett
> Sent: March 15, 2004 11:17 PM
> To: John Kristoff
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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...
Assistant System Administrator
Dynamic Network Services, Inc.