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Re: "encrypt tcp connections" hacks

Thomas Grant Edwards says:
> On Mon, 6 Feb 1995, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
> > Remember, by the way, that PPP is far cheaper per customer than shell
> > accounts, even though moronic providers right now don't make it look
> > that way.
> PPP/SLIP is currently not cheaper per customer - if you figure in the 
> time your help desk staff put in over the first couple of weeks of a new 
> customer coming on line.

Thats because the providers never package things up cleanly. If they
sent a client on a disk, a la AOL, and they set things up to
autoconfigure, they'd never need to speak to the clients.