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Re: da Vinci BBS

On 5 May 1995, Bill Topazio wrote:

>  Reply to:     RE>>da Vinci BBS
> A lot of mfgrs are now operating BBS's. Seems like the Wildcat BBS
> is the usual choice. ACCOM now has theirs up and running, as does
> Gary for the TLC.
> I agree with the ftp/gopher, but...
> Many mfgrs who have their development systms on a net are loathe to
> provide full internet access (ftp, etc.) for security reasons. That
> makes some sense, 'cause it DOES require a watchful eye, and these
> companies are small enough where having "a guy" to watch over all
> that is probably not efficient use of resources. After all, they
> have real $$$ riding on their data.
> The BBS, although not as cool as internet, is still mighty useful
> and almost a no-brainer for administration. I encourage other mfgrs
> to provide interconnectivity (internet or BBS) for their customers
> and applaud those who are doing it now. -bt

Either way, you have to maintain it, there are some very inexpensive and 
easy to maintain internet solutions out there that don't require 
customers to call long distance or learn a new interface...

James Wilson,  Atlanta, Georgia, USA      jww at crl.com