On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 11:03 PM, tedd <tedd.sperl...@gmail.com> wrote:
> At 5:57 PM +0100 9/12/10, Ashley Sheridan wrote:
> I'm sure this is an obvious question for many on this list, but I'm not
> above showing my ignorance.
> I guess what I am asking -- if a client wanted an application written (in
> web languages) so that their employees could link all their different
> computers together and share/use information using browsers, is that
> possible using a server that is not connected to the Internet?

definitely yes. many online web apps we see on internet spend their
early age in incubators not connected to internet. in other terms, in
'local area networks' which use almost same set of internet standard


> Look, I know that I can solve my clients problems by finding a host and
> writing scripts to do what they want -- that's not a problem. But everything
> I do is open to the world. Sure I can provide some level of security, but
> nothing like the security that can be provided behind closed and locked
> doors.
> So, can I do what I do (i.e., programming) without having a host? Can I
> install a local server at my clients location and interface all their
> computers to use the server without them ever being connected to the
> Internet?
> Maybe I should ask my grandson. :-)
> Cheers,
> tedd
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