...not to make so many obscure references:
1) The "Dutch Hacker" tape (VHS) 30 minutes Never The Same Colour:
as of last year it was available for U$10.00 from 2600 magazine (horrors)
POB 752, Middle Island, New York, 11953 USA - you can call 516-751-2600
and ask for the guy with the leather hat but I would not give out a credit
card number 8*).
2) PCs dunno but I suspect we have a coupla thousand licenses for software
that includes among other theings the abiliy to be both an SMTP and FTP
*servers*. I suspect that if they read the instruction books, many companies
will find that they have the same thing since many of the popular packages
include it. Telnetd is free. Macintoshes are worse.
I suspect that most people would be amazed how many .coms are nothing
more than a PC with Novell-DOS 7.0 multitasking an SMTP and FTP server
and a 14.4 modem connection to a provider (heck - I know of a class B
domain in NYC whose connection/email server is exactly that - don't ask).
3) The nice part is that my personal mail server is an "obsolete" 386sx-16
with 40 Mb drive, 2 Mb of 80 ns memory, and a 3C503. The last three such
I brought home came from a corporate surplus sale for U$10.00 each. The one
behind me I pulled out of the salvage pile. Have real-time mail while the
one on my desk is never tied up for such things. *Real* multi-processing
and the only port that can be opened is 25.
4) Answer to the modem/PPP/SLIP-on-the-desk is modem registration and periodic
sweeps of our phone lines (five digit dialing makes for fast connections)
for Things Which Respond. We authorize special modem lines for those who
need them - auto-answer requires a briefing but woe betide the owner of
a non-registered modem, they tend to disappear and the supervisor must
come down to claim it.
5) Have been running "socket2me" periodically on local lines to do the
same for E-net, fact that all nodes are registered down to their MAC
address helps. With c.a. 30 ms response times does not take long
particularly with YAPC dedicated to the task. Have not yet figured
out a way to automate checking the Appleshare zones for open guest
accounts but only takes about an hour (didn't say couldn't - just
haven't - know of a company with a product that will allow me to
do it from a PC & am waiting for that.)
6) And it works. On essentially zero budget and capital expense (didn't
say I was cheap though 8*).
You get the idea,