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Real Geeks do Peer Clouding

Feb 06, 2009, 00:05 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Everything in life doesn't need to be a big elaborate commercial deal. There is still plenty of room for the small-time do-it-yourselfer. My wireless access point is set up with an open bandwidth-limited subnet just so neighbors or tourists or whoever is in range can have Internet access without a big hassle. (And without snooping privileges in my stuff.) This is a rural area, so we don't have Internet cafes and free public wi-fi everywhere.

"I had an IMAP mail account once upon a time that lived on server that was literally in a friend's bedroom on an ISDN Internet connection. He hosted a whole herd of friends. It was a little slow sometimes, but it always worked."

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