there’s a huge problem with internet services these days: portal focus.

some services focus on ip address resolution to provide services to a single user. they are accessed by a singular website address. others use a unique website address under the domain. still others use a full domain name. all can use verification ‘cookies’.

as all of these schemes fall on a sliding scale they don’t quite address the need to allow multiple logins from an administrator or a user with multiple tasks. foldershare is one example. in this instance a user must authenticate between two valid instances in order to securely transfer files.

wouldn’t it be better if internet service providers adopted the service strategy that tcp/ip services used ? then there could be and so on …