Thanks Dave, but...
(Isn't there always a 'but...'?)
> 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.
>When you say "expensive" and "cheap", just how expensive or cheap do you mean?
Please, please don't frighten me.
> 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.
>It ain't a full-time Linux box (yet), and it's just the one box, so I guess one
IP will do me. It's not for serving stuff either - all I'm looking at it is a
small, always-on connection that'll mostly be used for run-of-the-mill stuff,
and monitoring my remote server. As it stands though it's working out too much.
And then there's the setup fee. *snarl*. :)
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