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Thomas Andrew Newman <[log in to unmask]> Writes:
>
> Most potential dialup Internet users run Macs or Windows. Internet
hosts
> traditionally run Unix. There's the problem: how to get the two
talking to
> each other without sacrificing much for either. SLIP/PPP is one
answer, but
> it has the problems Jim Hart mentions.
>
 
Why not just restrict access to those who login - you can't use telnet
until you have logged into a valid account.  Or does this not solve the
problem?
 
>
> I'm surprised that no-one has written software (and a protocol) for
the
> internet which would work like Compuserve's Compuserve Information
Manager
> (or AOL's software). I.e., software on an Internet unix host that is
> designed to communicate with both:
> - Mac and Windows clients (GUI software) over dialup
>         - using a protocol written for that purpose
> - unix internet clients on the host
>
 
There hasn't been much demand until recently.  Keep in mind that CIS's
CIM was originated by frustrated users...  (I think)