> Also, what equipment will I need? Network card I guess, but anything else?
You will probably need a router which can accept an X.21 leased line
connection (or whatever presentation your telco provides; verify this
with them) and an ethernet hub. I recommend Cisco routers (2514 or
2621), but they are expensive. Ethernet hubs are cheap enough.
But bear in mind that a full-time connected network is a big jump from
keeping a dialed-up linux box (even if it spends most of the day dialed
up). You'll receive an allocation of IP addresses, and will need to
configure your machines and router for them; you'll also need to put
adequate access lists on your router to stop portscanners and other
miscreants, and be anally careful about keeping your daemons up to date.
If you follow BCP, you'll be doing this anyway of course - but when you
go 24hour, it's something you can no longer skimp on :-(
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