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Original poster: Kidd6488@xxxxxxx
While each way would have its advantages/disadvantages, I don't think
anyone can really dispute the ease of following a thread through a
web-based forum. As far as load goes... There wouldn't be any extra
ports open, only port 80 for HTTP. And from a little observation, I
see chip is already running Apache 2 (2.0.40) Web server on Red Hat
Linux. That means support for PHP is already there, and it wouldn't
be any additional packages / services running (That I am aware
of). I think if it were apples vs. apples, bandwidth on the
server-side would be about the same. But If you take into account
all the duplicate reading we do (from reply of reply of reply, etc.)
I think that more than makes up for a little more HTML / images from
a web-based bulliten board.
As far as bandwidth goes on the client-side (I.E. Dial-up, like me),
That can easily be taken care of through different CSS skins /
schemes.... It has to be better than duplicate after duplicate. I
think it would be great to have a comprimise between the two, but
THAT would be a great load on the system.
If I really wanted a Tesla Coil forum, I would just go to one of the
many that are already out there. But I'm glad to be a part of this
little, ok 1500-member, family. I just think that it would be neat
to have a forum under the powerful Pupman/Hot-streamer name.
Don't crucify me ;-)
In a message dated 7/18/05 9:27:33 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
The system would run out of bandwidth in no time, the CPU would have
all those extra ports open, it would be a heavy load on the system.
I think Chip has the archive doing almost instant updates, maybe you
can come in with the search mode and browse your topics that way.
If it were done as you say, one good software would have been PCBoard
like in the old dial up BBS days, I used to run it and have a 2 node
copy I bought long, long ago. That had a reasonable internet module
available, multi conferences, file base, message packet transfer in
and out, etc. I ran RBBS in many versions, too. I am sure there is
better software these days.
But this still puts a load on the system for each connect, read, reply session.
The current system with the search archives is best in my opinion.