Need email server aid
Chan Chung Hang Christopher
christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Wed Apr 28 12:57:48 UTC 2010
> Wow. I started something here.
> I just now got back on-line after having to spend three days backing up
> my Windoze 2000 computer (which handles and archives my incoming emails)
> so I could install Windoze XP -which is required to run one of my new
> debugger pods. It's sorta working.
> It's going to take me a while to absorb this thread. Looks like I've got
> some reading to do!
Really comes down to http is definitely on and whether you really would
like to offer remote control/commands via email for the clueful and
choosing between a more user friendly pop/imap option the less clueful
or embedding an mta to accept email for those who are willing to setup
the infrastructure. Checking a mailbox for commands is probably the
simplest way of receiving commands from the user when the user is not at
home and does not know how to setup a vpn, ddns, or port forwarding.
If your devices talk to each other and negotiate stuff, then also a
custom protocol or as per Alvin's insistence you could use mdns/bonjour
and smtp I suppose. Maybe he can explain he gets his servlets/web
services to be remote controlled by smtp.
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