M. E. Lesk
A network of over eighty
UNIXcomputer systems has been established using the
telephone system as its primary communication medium.
The network was designed to meet the growing demands for
software distribution and exchange.
Some advantages of our design are:
The startup cost is low.
A system needs only a dial-up port,
but systems with automatic calling units have much more
No operating system changes are required to install or use the system.
The communication is basically over dial-up lines,
however, hardwired communication lines can be used
to increase speed.
The command for sending/receiving files is simple to use.
Keywords: networks, communications, software distribution, software maintenance
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