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2010-07-11

EHLO, RETR, DATA ....

Saw the mention of 'EHLO' in a friend's blog, on an unrelated post. Took me back to the last couple of years at Karunya.

I remember how I used to read and reply to so many emails by 'telnet'ing into pop.gmx.net:110, and reading using RETR. It used to be so slow coz half the college is sitting there chatting/browsing/*. And I was too paranoid to pull email down onto to that box, which happened to be the college's secondary DNS server :P And all this in the middle of a lab session from some corner in the college :D

Hmm. Things have changed so much. These days kids carry laptops. They dont have to fight for shell accounts. They dont have to nose around the college network to find a way to the IRC channel. I dont think they even care. Shyte.

3 comments:

Arun S.A.G said...

colleges are real fun! I took rdesktop to a machine in DMZ zone and browsed orkut :D. Install backdoor in machine running proxy server ;)

Joe Steeve said...

@arun: LOL. Which college?

Arun said...

Mepco :-).