shell accounts [was RE: strangest systems I've sent email from]

Rich Alderson RichA at
Thu Apr 21 12:39:40 CDT 2016

From: John Willis
Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2016 8:02 AM

> That's another thing I remember and miss from those days... your average
> ISP would provide NNTP and UNIX shell accounts, as well as a few megs of
> space to put up a personal web site in ~/public_html.

I still read Usenet newsgroups via GNUS under Emacs on my shell account on
Panix, an ISP located in Manhattan, and have a small web site hosted there
as well: 

Some things are too important to relegate to a web browser.


Rich Alderson
Vintage Computing Sr. Systems Engineer
Living Computer Museum
2245 1st Avenue S
Seattle, WA 98134

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