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Authenticated User Community
  • From: mberry@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 08:59:09 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <200102170858.IAA08931@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I've just come across the above on the net at http://auc.sourceforge.net/ . It looks very interesting, as the notion of web based 'group ware' seems worthwhile. To quote from their home page:
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Authenticated User Community for Education is an intranet system designed for use in a K-12 setting but is also useful in many other settings. It offers the ability for users to have a uniform web-based interface to discussion forums, e-mail (similar to hotmail, etc.), file management, and a searchable user database. Also, "Interactive Classrooms" provide a means for students and teachers to have a web-based extension to their in-class interaction. The system runs from a C-based monolithic CGI script. MySQL is used for database storage. Also, the web-based mail client supports MIME parts/attachments, IMAP, mbox, and multiple mail folders.
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Does anyone have experience of using this or similar products? Coupled with an always-on static IP address, something like this seems to have a lot of potential.
On the subject of which, how do Felsted and others maintain their own internet presence locally rather than using web hosting services? Which ISPs would provide this facilty?

Miles Berry
Deputy Head
St Ives School, Haslemere
www.st-ives.surrey.sch.uk

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