>From Argon firstname.lastname@example.org Free World Dialup Global Experiment
Server Coordinator Assistant of Indonesia
To all Indonesian community in the Cyberspace
Kepada semua orang Indonesia di Cyberspace
First, my name is Argon Iko Usman, my e-mail email@example.com or
firstname.lastname@example.org Pertama-tama saya mau memperkenalkan diri, Nama saya
Argon Iko Usman e-mail saya email@example.com atau firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm inviting all Indonesian, to be a volunteer in a project named Free
World Dialup Global Experiment. Ever heard about it?, try
http//:www.pulver.com/fwd to find out. Gampangnya,, saya mau ngajak
orang-orang Indonesia untuk ikut serta dalam proyek yang namanya Free
World Dialup Global Experiment. Pernah denger? Coba aja tengok
There is a project called Free World Dialup Global Experiment. The
project is about a software made by Izak Jenie <email@example.com>, a
friend of mine, who working together with Brandon Lucas
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Jeff Pulver <email@example.com> to
start the project. Singkatnya, Ada proyek yang disebut Free World
Dialup Global Experiment. Proyek ini adalah tentang software yang
dibuat oleh izak Jenie (temen saya, Jakarta, FWD Director of
Development) yang bersama-sama dengan Brandon Lucas (tinggal di
Jepang, FWD Server Coordinator) dan Jeff Pulver (New York, FWD Project
Coordinator) memulai proyek ini.
And I as a Server Coordinator Assistant for Indonesia, need your help,
to spread the news to all the world, that this non commercial software
gonna shock the world by bypassing International long distance call
through the Internet. Dan saya sebagai Server Coordinator Assistant
for Indonesia, perlu bantuan, untuk menyebarkan cerita tentang proyek
ini, ke seluruh dunia, bahwa software cuma-cuma ini akan menguncang
dunia dengan memotong jalur International Long Distance Call melalui
And also important, this project needs some volunteers (well, I hope
most of them are you, Indonesian), since this will raise the eyebrow
people all over the world if they know that a dream (local charge for
international call) is coming true. Dan juga proyek ini perlu
sukarelawan (ya saya harap sebagian besar anda-anda semua, orang
Indonesia), karena saya yakin bahwa proyek ini akan menarik perhatian
seluruh dunia jika mereka tahu bahwa sebuah mimpi sudah menjadi
So if you interested, please read these words below, and e-mail me
Jadi jika anda tertarik, baca tulisan di bawah ini, dan e-mail saya
Feel free to forward this message to all Indonesian you know!!
Please visit http//:www.pulver.com/fwd before reading and filling this
Information Sheet and Questionnaire...
TO Free World Dialup Volunteer Servers or Potential Servers (Updated
November 20, 1995) From Brandon Lucas, Free World Dialup Server
Coordinator <firstname.lastname@example.org> and Argon Usman, Free World
Dialup Server Coordinator Assistant <email@example.com>, Free World
Dialup Homepage: http://www.pulver.com/fwd
Hello Potential Server!
Thank you for considering providing a server connection to the Free
World Dialup global telephone experiment!
For those of you who don't know, Free World Dialup is a grass-roots
global experiment to enable Internet users to make telephone calls not
just to others on the Internet, but to any telephone number in local
calling areas across the globe. The service that you will be providing
is entirely FREE for users and based on a strong sense of volunteer
spirit. We hope that someday, Internet technologies will give all
people access to inexpensive phone calls to anywhere in the world.
This is the start of a long-delayed transition towards almost-free
international calling for anybody with access to a phone, and you can
be a part of it!
Using popular Internet telephony software like Internet Phone (and
hopefully in the future, a suite of other telephone software), Free
World Dialup users contact a remote server in the destination city of
their call. This server "patches" the Internet phone call to any phone
number in the local exchange. The system is regulated by a
client-server structure and software that our group is developing in
several geographical areas of the world.
As an example of what we envision, a user in Hong Kong may be able to
use an Internet-based server in Paris to effectively dial any phone
number and talk with anyone in the Paris area for free. No longer
would free phone calls limited to the technical elite!
The first stage of this experiment will enable users of the Internet
and Internet telephony software to dial out to regular phones. In the
future, "dial-in capability" may also be added. This would allow
people to call into this system and around the world from any
touch-tone telephone, creating a seamless system where users on both
sides don't need to have the Internet or a computer.
The purpose of this memo is to verify your interest in participating
as a server for the FWD project. Please give this email a read,
determine your will to commit, fill out the Questionnaire below and
email it back to me. After I receive your responses, I will post to
the FWD list the names of all volunteers to date, including our plans
for bringing new people on-board.
The FWD beta test will begin at the end of November. The public trial
will begin in early 1996 (probably February), but we have some bugs to
work out and need to establish a "global server" component so that the
whole process can be automated for the enduser.
The public experiment will initially run for 30-60 DAYS (probably
closer to 60). The experiment may continue beyond that time, but you
will be under no obligation whatsoever to continue to volunteer to
this project beyond this initial period of 30-60 days.
1. Client Software. Izak Jenie, our lead developer in Indonesia, is
working on the client/server software compatible with Internet Phone.
You will be able to download the client and server software from the
FWD homepage after enrolling as a server.
2. Internet Phone. You will need a working, registered copy of
Internet Phone to use the FWD client or server. If you don't have one,
please jump onto your browser and head to http://www.vocaltec.com to
get your Internet Phone (you can pay on-line with a credit card--about
$70 U.S.). We hope to make FWD compatible with many other Internet
phone products like Webphone or Digiphone, but that is not a priority
1. Global Server. You won't be running this software on your computer,
but a global server (to keep track of all clients/servers) will enter
development soon, and we're still looking for some more help with UNIX
1. Cirrus Logic chip-based Voice Modem. Izak is developing the
software to work with an additional voice modem containing the Cirrus
Logic chipset. You'll need to buy such a modem in order to serve calls
from the Internet to your local exchange. If you want to see a list of
such modems, please visit the homepage at http://www.pulver.com/fwd
**If you are on a dialup Internet connection, you will need 2 modems:
The voice modem just mentioned to serve outgoing calls and then any
regular modem to connect to the Internet. If you are on a dedicated
connection, you only need to have the voice modem.
If you have trouble getting a voice modem, please contact me and I
will assist you.
2. Windows-based PC. A x486 machine or better is fine. You will need a
sound card that, hopefully, does full-duplex.
In terms of resource consumption, you should be able to continue using
your computer lightly while people are using it to make Internet phone
calls, but if you heavily surf the Web while people are connected, it
will degrade the quality of their call (unless your bandwidth is
high--we recommend a 28.8 kb/s or higher connection to the Net).
1. A free telephone line. In addition to your connection to the
Internet (either dedicated or via phone line)--which will bring calls
to your computer from the Internet-- you will need one other phone
line to send the calls to your local area. We hope that your
connection to the Internet and outbound phone line will be available
24 hours (especially when people in your area are awake to receive
calls!) but we'll accept any help we can get!
You will be able to use your second telephone line to send/receive
local calls whenever a FWD client is not using your phone line, but we
do hope you'll offer to keep it open as much as possible.
-WHAT YOU GET OUT OF THIS-
First and foremost, the satisfaction that you have contributed to a
global revolution in consciousness about telephony. I believe that our
experiment will be the first to bring the Internet to non-technical
people. This is a very short-term experiment, but you will be able to
tell people that you were there where it all started.
Second, you can generate some good PR for your organization or
activities on the Net. We will also try to enable the server software
to send a short message to the call recipient before the call is
patched through ("you are about to receive a call from a friend on the
Internet, brought to you courtesy of xxxx, local Internet access
Third, cybercafes and Internet Service Providers will be allowed to
distribute a limited number of copies of the FWD software to their
customers in exchange for providing a server connection.
***FWD SERVER QUESTIONNAIRE #1***
1. Can you pledge your commitment as a volunteer server?
2. Would you like to assume some sort of additional responsibility for
the server portion of this experiment--like networking to bring in
more servers or helping me to communicate with others?
**You only need to answer the questions below if you answered "Yes" to
Question 1 above.** (Please try to be as concise as possible. I will
follow up with additional questions later)
3. What is your hardware configuration? (Please complete one time for
each computer you own) -Computer (CPU, make, model) -Available
serial/parallel ports? -RAM -Hard Disk Capacity -Modem (speed, make
and model--not applicable if you are on a dialup connection) -Sound
Card (make, model, full- or half-duplex)
4. Do you already have a Cirrus Logic voice modem? Is so, what is the
5. What is your software configuration?
-Winsock Software (Trumpet, Chameleon, Win95 TCP/IP, etc.)
6. How do you access your Internet Account? -Dedicated line or dial-up
7. What is your Internet access speed? -1.5 mb/s, 28.8kb/s, etc.
8. Do you already have another open phone line, or do you plan to
purchase one more?
9. For how many hours/day and at what times can you dedicate your
PC/phone lines to this experiment?
10. How much do local phone calls cost in your area? (Please specify
whether rates change by time of day).
11. What city/country are you located in?
12. What is your country code?
13. What are all the local exchanges (area codes) that you will be
willing to serve (including your own exchange)?
14. What is the full name and domain name of your Internet Provider?
15. What is your preferred email address?
***END FWD SERVER QUESTIONNAIRE #1***
Thank you for taking the time to complete this questionnaire!
Argon Iko Usman, Jakarta, Indonesia
Free World Dialup Global Experiment Server Coordinator Assistant for
Greg Paswindar | PT. Astra International-TSO
firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com
http://www.cyberspace.org/~gregpt | http://www.cyberspace.org/~gregpt/auto2000.html
ph. 62-21-6512000 ext 248