[HARDWARE] D.U.N.C.E.

C Huffman cbhiii-rc5 at ic.net
Thu Sep 3 17:56:30 EDT 1998


Well Mattew, who shit in your Wheaties this morning?!

At 05:04 PM 9/3/98 +0100, Matthew Toseland wrote:
>On Tue, 01 Sep 1998, C Huffman wrote:
>>I am kind of surprised that I don't hear or see more talk about DUNCE from
>>Vector Development. It's that program that automates your dial-up
>>connection to the net. http://www.vecdev.com/dunce.html
>>
>>I'm running it on 6 units so far. And I'd thought that I'd share this with
>>anyone who hasn't heard of it yet.
>>
>>It allows you to connect AND DISCONNECT automatically at specified times of
>>the day, or you can set it for "connect on demand" mode, but it doesn't
>>disconnect automatically in that mode.
>>
>>Does anyone use this, or is there a better one out there, that I should be
>>using?
>>
>Oh WOW... a) What does this have to do with RC5? Very little, but possibly
>justifiable b) What does this have to do with distributed HARDWARE? Even
>less...  And if you are running a dedicated cracker rack (HARDWARE,
remember? -
>just installing it on 500 work PCs doesn't count as hardware) - you will
>presumably be running Linux (or possibly DOS if you don't need networking and
>can't be bothered to set Linux up for the negligible performance increase
from
>multithreading, or have less than 2M RAM in each) - and so you can use a cron
>job.
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