Re: Troopmaster Software Users
Martin A. Flynn (maflynn@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Fri, 6 Sep 1996 18:58:09 +0000
>Another point you might keep in mind, is that NO advancement forms are
>forwarded to national. The transfer of information is by computer. If you
>take a look at the national adv. report, it has a copy for the unit; a copy
>for the district adv. chairman; and a copy for the council. NO national.
>The councils transmit information via computer.
interesting point - Is there any way you could attach a cheap PC to the
Council TI/UNIX system as a terminal & use the PC as a loader for
Troopmaster data disks? Seems it would be fairly easy to modify a
copy of Troopmaster to log on the UNIX box & send the data. Perhaps even as
a "custom" report form
I would imagine that issuing a encryption key (ala PGP or other
commercial encryption) to each unit would virtually eliminate the
possibility of a "bogus" disk being mailed in.
The only snafu I can see with this concept is a floppy that is "infected"
with a virus. But if the TM software is on a CD-ROM, along with DOS, it
would be a cinch to clean the machine out.
Martin A. Flynn - COR
Sea Explorer Ship 243, BSA
Watchung Area Council
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City