[MUD-Dev] DESIGN: The purpose of MUDding?

clawrenc at cup.hp.com clawrenc at cup.hp.com
Wed Aug 13 17:42:41 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


In <Pine.LNX.3.96.970811235241.168a-100000 at mpc.dyn.ml.org>, on
08/11/97 
   at 04:03 PM, Matt Chatterley <root at mpc.dyn.ml.org> said:

>On Mon, 11 Aug 1997 clawrenc at cup.hp.com wrote:

>> This is an area I intend to actively investigate.  I have purchased a
>> low end Alpha workstation.  It will be connected to the net initially
>> by 56K modek (lord knows what connection rate I'll really get) 24/7,
>> with (later) an ISDN connection taking over during off-peak hours
>> only.  News, mail (this list and my own email), and web traffic will
>> be flowing over the same connection, but is not likely to swamp the
>> pipe (low traffic).

>This could be interesting. As a side note, if you plan on having 24hr
>connection available, it opens a new meta-possibility for the list -
>a private newsgroup of sorts. 

I'm currently playing with the idea of gating this list to the Alpha
as a read-only newsgroup.  The newsgroup would only be readable after
logging into the Alpha (guest account), so no DNews style suckers
allowed.

>That aside, some actual research work
>done into bandwidth vs use would be interesting. I achieve a vast lot
>via 28.8, and only really have trouble with bulk data transfer (ftps,
>and particularly web browsing in X).

Precisely.

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