I stuck a 3com router into a win95 network about 6 months ago. The router plugs
straight into a hub and also handles DHCP for the whole network. I recently
attached a linux box to the same network and that works fine as well. The router
cost around IEP450 (inc. VAT). If you're talking about ISDN for 'net access on
multiple machines this is probably the best way to go. It's not that expensive
and it's economical on space. However if you're going to be
downloading/uploading loadsa data directly over an ISDN connection (*not to the
internet*) use a box with a monitor -purely for ease of monitoring and recovery
If on the other hand the former is your scenario go with the router. The routers
software (well firmware) is hard wired into it. Linux might be fairly stable but
there's a hell of a lot that could go wrong with the hardware it's going to be
running on (esp. if it's an old box with low ram and a shite hard drive).
There's a lot less can go wrong with a router.
> Howdy Folks,
> Are any of you using ISDN on linux, from your place of employment (work
> even..)... I'm trying to throw something together here and I'd appreciate it
> if you could answer a few questions...
> John Ronan <j0n at tssg.wit.ie>, +353-51-302411
> Telecommunications Software Systems Group - WIT, http://www.tssg.wit.ie>> Homer Simpson Quote:
> Big brother representative: Now, Mr. Simpson, may I ask why
> you're here?
> Homer's brain: Don't say revenge. Don't say revenge.
> Homer: Ummm... revenge?
> Homer's brain: Okay, that's it. I'm outta here.
> (step step step step step...slam)
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