[Tfug] Mail to cell phones

Christopher P Robbins robbinsc at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 17:51:23 MST 2010

On Oct 5, 2010, at 5:30 PM, erich <erich1 at copper.net> wrote:

> OK,
>         You can think of a cell phone as a little multimedia computer. It's
> the same as a desktop computer in every way except for the midget screen,
> the elfin keys (be they touchscreen or buttons), and the connectivity.
>         What if you could make a box into a cell phone? You can almost
> do it with the Android live CD. Trouble is Android doesn't understand
> box connectivity. It doesn't understand a NIC or any of the usual
> network stuff. Incidentally, WIFI connectivity is more closely related
> to traditional network interface than cell phone connectivity.
>         My server is almost a cell phone. It has the best of both worlds.
> It has a USB cellular modem with G3 CDMA connectivity on one
> side. One the other side is a traditional NIC with TCP/IP. So here's
> the reverse question: What if you could make cell phone think it's
> a box?

If you had a DynDns client, you could do this...But the hardware on most mobile devices isn't exactly super-fast.  Fast enough to serve some simple HTTP?  Probably.  It'd be neat to try, but I don't see too much benefit.  

There might be some black-hat uses for something like this...

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