adam at iewebs.com
Thu Dec 7 12:22:17 GMT 2000
Yikes, what happened to the formatting here! Oh well, I'll do it meself...
> Ideally you should use the machine connected to the ISDN line as a
> gateway for the rest of your LAN. If you could get an ISDN adapter
> with a Linux driver, configure the LAN then throw PortSentry and
> some proxy software on there, you should be ready to rock. I'd
> pass on the RH7.0 and either revert to 6.2 or wait for the next
> RH point release.
The two machines will both be running Windows for about a month, while I get
everything transferred across / burned to CD / trashed. They'll be networked,
but just for file transfers. After that, I'll be wiping the drive on this and
installing RH 6.2 or 7.0, depending on the modem. But if I can get my hands on
something small, I'll be setting that up with OpenBSD, and using that as the
gateway. If I can get my hands on something small, which is tricky with people
like Kirby hogging all the hardware...
> Errrrmmmm, They offer a talk and surf option, your phone/fax will
> work with that. I beleive this option is nothing more than a 64K link
> [Standard line + Adapter] and a standard line [Sans adapter]
Hmm, Ronan reckons the standard adaptor is capable of this anyway. I'd ask the
sales droid, but they invariably don't have a clue themselves. I might try and
get onto a line man or summat.
> Btw: Do they offer dual 64K links? [If they do I assume your billed
> for two calls...Y/N?]
Yeah, hi-speed is dual-channel. If you use both channels, you're effectively
using two lines, so yes, they bill you for two calls. You also have to pay line
rental for two lines.
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