ERIC Number: ED396694
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Inexpensive E-mail Systems for LANs and Dial-up.
Internet e-mail is becoming more accessible to K-12 teachers. Many colleges and universities will give accounts to teachers for the price of asking. Unfortunately, many of these university systems are hard to use and are usually not offered to K-12 students. Also, most schools do not have phone lines in classrooms. This paper discusses two systems that will enable teachers to use their schools' local area network to give an Internet e-mail account to anyone they like. The necessary software is either inexpensive or free. The two systems described are Waffle, an MS-DOS bulletin board system, and Linux, a free Unix-like operating system that can act as an IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) and POP (Post Office Protocol) server for programs like PC-Pine, NUPOP (Northwest University Post Office Protocol), and Eudora. Both systems use a UUCP connection to exchange mail with an Internet host. A benefit of using UUCP (Unix-to-Unix Copy Program) is that only one modem is needed (users of the system don't need direct access to the modem), and that modem is controlled by a computer, minimizing time online. Included in this paper are FTP sites where these programs can be found and other sources of information about UUCP, Linux, and Waffle. (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Connectivity; UNIX Operating System
Note: In: Recreating the Revolution. Proceedings of the Annual National Educational Computing Conference (15th, Boston, Massachusetts, June 13-15, 1994); see IR 017 841.