Frequently Asked Questions
End-User Frequently Asked Questions
Information on issues of direct interest to end users of IOA products.
- What is the IPAD?
transcript of a speech delivered by Phil Becker, creator of the IPAD, in
which he details what is the IPAD and Why would I care? A
very detailed discussion of both the IPAD capabilities and design mission
as well as why it is built the way it is.
- Technology Evolution
A brief discussion with Philip L. Becker, the creator of such industry
impacting technologies as TBBS and the IPAD. This covers some of the
reasons behind his progress from BBS technology to the Internet and
- IPAD History
question and answer style history of the IPAD product line from first
creation by Phil Becker (under the eSoft company name) through the
purchase by the IOA.
- IPAD Y2K Statement
IOA engineering statement on Year 2000 compliance of the IPAD product
Technical Frequently Asked Questions
Information on technical issues related to IOA products and the world
they are used in.
- ISDN Tutorial
Introduction to ISDN, its technical terms and operation. Learn about
BRIs, PRIs, B channels, etc. Good basic orientation to the subject.
White papers with more in depth discussions on subjects related to IOA
- IPAD Architecture
discussion of the IPAD architecture and how it compares to other ways
of approaching the task of making an Internet connectivity appliance.
Comparison is made to other approaches with the advantages and
disadvantages explained and compared.
- Firewall White Paper
A discussion of what firewalls are, and the various methods used to
implement them. Comparison of ease-of-use vs. protection. Background to
understand the IPAD's ICSA certified firewall design and what it
provides in the way of advantages.
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