[Tfug] Mail to cell phones

erich erich1 at copper.net
Thu Oct 7 10:15:48 MST 2010

         I'm thinking of getting an Android phone just so I can hack 
with it. I know
you can't get them with an RJ-45 connector, but I could live with USB. Heh,
who cares about using these things as a telephone to call your grandmother?
Christopher P Robbins wrote:
> 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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