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6. Feedback From Users

Since the first release of this document in June 1997 I have received many email messages related to the subject. In most of the messages people were seeking more help to get the modem sharing configured and running.

Recently I received an interesting feedback from Karsten.Hilbert@gmx.net. Karsten pointed out that although DialOut/IP may be a good client program he'd like to have a GPL'ed client. Karsten mentioned the Software Bazaar <http://visar.csustan.edu/bazaar/> and he volunteered to put in an offer. Here is what Karsen wrote:

     Date: Fri, 27 Aug 1999 17:46:39 +0200 (CEST)
     From: Karsten Hilbert <med94ecz@studserv.uni-leipzig.de>
     Reply-To: Karsten Hilbert <Karsten.Hilbert@gmx.net>
     To: fb@baiti.net
     Subject: Windows-Modemsharing-Howto

     Hi !

     The howto mentions DialOut/IP as a good tool to connect Windows
     clients to a linux server sharing a modem.

     I agree. However, it would be more attractive to have a free,
     GPL'ed client, wouldn't it ? This I thought and decided to offer
     some money for the implementation of such a client on the
     Software Bazaar. If someone grabs the project I will pay him a
     certain amount of money if it is completed and functional. After
     that the client would be GPL'ed.

     Now, I can only offer so much money :) But other people could
     join in and offer some, too, thus increasing the incentive.
     Wouldn't your howto be a perfect place to mention this
     possibility ?

     The Bazaar can be found at:

      http://visar.csustan.edu/bazaar/

     Thought I could mention this to you.


     Karsten