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On Dec 10, 2:04pm, ccnysci!mcis.messiah.edu!dsmith wrote: } } I have a problem. A teacher in the Harrisburg, PA school district has been } offered the opportunity to hook up to the net via modem to a local Penn State } campus. However, his school superintendent does not see the need for it and } wants him to provide information on how it could benefit the teacher and his } students to have access to the net. In other words, this teacher needs to } justify his request because of the administrator's lack of knowledge about } networking. } } [deleted for brevity] Best advice: contact Dr. Robert D. Carlitz at U/Pittsburgh; he hosts KIDSNET and has answers to all your questions -- probably in the KIDSNET archives; all of these questions have already been asked by teachers who have had to justify an Internet connection to a less than understanding administrator [chortle]! email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck! -- Patricia Ann Bromberger - email@example.com Tramway Unix Systems "Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty." (Anne Herbert)