Subject: Re: Thanks for the reminder
So Jul 11 2010 02:04:03 EDT von Animal @ UncensoredNeeds annoying backgrounds, unmuteable music, and more <marquee> tags.
I don't remember the flying cakes before.
Subject: outsourced modem pipes?
Anyone know of a dialup modem service that just opens a tcpip socket to an IP address when it connects?
Wait... and convert the modem traffic to TCP/IP as a result?
Isn't that the old ppp or somesuch? You could create something that does this with off-the-shelf stuff.
Or, you could just buy into AOL, if they're still around.
That having been said, I'm pretty sure Level 3 offers white label dialup service. Probably out of your price range though.
get a xyplex, hook up modems to it, connect it to a box via tcp...
block of internets at a blazing fast 56k, expires in a year. Got it
hooked up on my Palm, since I don't feel like paying verizon for a data
plan or any more than the $15/mo I pay for cellular service.
Added a network using the "virtual modem" connection, username,
password, phone number... makes the call out and connects as a dialup
service... Slow but functional.
Other connections are bluetooth to macbook and cable/cradle.
I went over to Wikipedia to pull up their article on POP3 to figure out what the default TCP port POP3 servers listen to is. While browsing the page, I thought to myself, "I wonder if there's any mention of POP4."
Lo and behold, there's a paragraph in the History section about POP4 and a link to the POP4 website under the "External links" section.
Yet another UCG'er on Wikipedia!
Well "pop4 proposal website" is at least one word more than "mostly harmless."
page from there. :)
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