[REBOL] Re: ALTME: First group of answers ... - Great
From: gordon::raboud::ca at: 22-Nov-2002 15:15
Okay, now I'm excited.
I do understand that there will be a 'non-client' server version of
AltME available for purchase as well as a professional version and other
'additions'. This is great and I don't mind paying a reasonable fee for
software. Reasonable does depend on the use of course. As a wild guess
as to what is reasonable for me =96 perhaps something like McAfee where
they charge $29.95 US per year for personal use and small businesses,
(less than 10 employees?), which includes updates for that year. This
would move the program off of your server and onto servers of our choice.
The benefit I see is that your server may get clogged with 1000's of
queries. (The AltME program does seem to go looking someplace for the
World server names).
I would like to use it to keep in touch with my clients. I usually
only handle e-mail once per day, don't like the 'free' newsgroups that
spam you with ads 10 times per second, and although I have ICQ installed,
I only run it when needed because I don't like the spam on ICQ neither.
This really looks like we will be able to set up Worlds for the Edmonton
Amiga users group, the Animation group, the Video Toaster users, the
Schools, strictly family, Fantastic.
I'm also excited that something will be without charge and easy to
download and install, so that we can get other people to use it. So yes,
I am happy on how you plan to keep the product free. This actually has a
chance of widespread use.
On the Linksys router, although I forwarded ports 5400-5409, I forgot
to forward port 5500 as per instruction on the AltME web site. That
could be why no one could get through.
I bypassed the Linksys router and just left ZoneAlarm and McAfee
running for my protection. Wow, do I ever get a lot of hits that the
firewall in the router blocks! (Every 5 seconds). Well at any rate,
someone got through and logging in as guest but I had to reconnect the
router so my wife could access the internet from her computer.
As far as nothing is free; well I guess some things are free to some
people because someone else has paid the price for you. AltME is free to
us because others have paid the price in time and effort to develop it.
There are many people who can enjoy a walk on the beach because their
grandfather paid the price for their freedom with his blood spilled on
those same beaches. We are reminded of that fact, and rightly so, every
Thanks for AltME!
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 22/11/2002, 4:30:20 AM, Reichart <[Reichart--prolific--com]> wrote regarding
[REBOL] ALTME: First group of questions answered, or logged to be answere