[BL] Tiny Linux in General
sam.acorn at gmail.com
Wed Jan 10 22:03:41 EST 2007
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On 10/01/07, Lee Forrest <lforrestster at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've come to the conclusion that the only way to make the tiny
> linux concept work (10 floppies or less) is to create a new
> internet. M$ and the merchants rule the one that exists now.
> We need one that is designed for tiny OSes and slow connections.
> It would be easy to write simple servers and clients using bash
> and netcat if you limited the files they sent/received to plain
> language text, binary, or basic HTML.
> By basic HTML, I mean that what you see on the page is exactly
> what you get when you print it, although it may take several
> paper pages to do so.
> In The Beginning :-), back when scientists and academics ran
> the internet; before the merchants took over, it provided the
> virtual equivalents of these basic services, using nothing but
> basic HTML and plain language text and binary files, on very slow
> Post Office SMTP/POP
> Newstand HTTP/FTP
> Magazine Stand HTTP/FTP
> Library HTTP/FTP
> University NNTP/FTP/HTTP/SMTP/POP/IRC
> Public and Private Forums NNTP/IRC
> Telephone IRC (private channel)
> Bulletin Boards NNTP/HTTP/FTP
> Art Galleries: HTTP/FTP
> HTTP is a faster protocol than FTP, and the latter should
> probably be dropped. I'd make IRC private channel by default (IM)
> with the option to add other users (conference calls). I'd make
> HTTP non-interactive except for links. If you want to interact
> with the website, mail the webmaster.
> Throw in a DNS server and an LDAP server (web directory: search
> engines suck) and you're there. A new-old internet. Make each box
> a router (simple enough to restrict it's use to members) and the
> new internet is complete.
> That LDAP server would also have links to external web sites and
> ftp sites and mail servers, etc, that were accessible with tiny
> linux. People would add any such sites they found.
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