[CUWiN] Re: CU-Wireless Digest, Vol 40, Issue 1
barryi at ks.uiuc.edu
Fri Sep 7 12:40:55 CDT 2007
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 17:35:35 -0500
> From: David Young <dyoung at pobox.com>
> Subject: Re: [CUWiN] Champaign's "free" wireless.
> SSH does not even work
Wow, really? In a tech-dependent town like this one?
Can Go Networks/Pavlov be convinced by the City to turn SSH on?
1. Convince City of Champaign that
a) Alpha-geeks are far happier with SSH. Champaign wants these
people happy, whether residents or visitors: from their ranks come
new tax-paying local tech businesses and local-economy-vital UIUC
world-tech-leader status. They wouldn't for example, want a
visiting entrepreneurially-bent academic, contemplating a UIUC
job, to turn on her laptop in downtown Champaign, attempt to check a
running process back home, then shout "idiotic Champaign wireless!
I knew this small town would suck, I'm definitely taking that
position at Berkeley."
b) SSH is how users will communicate with the computers we are
famous for, like, say, the coming $200M Fastest Computer in The
c) Blocking SSH doesn't prevent bad behavior; similarly abusive/
bandwdith-abusive behavior can happen over http.
2. Convinced by such arguments, and motivated soley by forward-
thinking tax greed, Champaign tells Go Networks / Pavolv "unblock SSH".
Barry Isralewitz Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group, UIUC
Beckman 3043 Office Phone: (217) 244-1612 Home Phone: (217) 337-6364
email: barryi at ks.uiuc.edu http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/~barryi
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