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X-From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ronald Sarner) Subject: Network connections To: kramerpr@SNYFARVA.BITNET Paul - In response to Vickie Banks' question regarding access to networks in New York: PSI (Performance Systems, Inc.), the organization which maintains NYSERNet provides local dial-up service from virtually all of the major metropolitan areas of the state (Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, NYC, Long Island, Utica, Ithaca, Binghamton, etc.). PSI provides individual dial-up accounts on a no-cost basis to persons affiliated with organizations which maintain PSI connections. My campus, for example, has a direct connection into NYSERNet (as opposed to through SUNYNET). Consequently, faculty, staff, and students are eligible to request individual dial-up accounts from PSI. What the individual dial-up account allows the holder to do is to dial a local number, log onto a PSI Unix box (with a login provided by PSI), and then telnet - but only back to his/her own home machine. From there, though, the user can telnet to other sites. I know of a fair number of our students living in Albany or Syracuse who have availed themselves of this service. Ron Sarner Submitted to EDTECH by: Paul Kramer KRAMERPR@SNYFARVA@BITNET