Paul Jakma wrote:
>> On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, Niall O Broin wrote:
>> > routers are I think all heading for a about £1K in price. The serial port
> > TAs (I think they are a most ridiculous class of device)
>> why? telcos have always presented lines to customers as serial
> interfaces. you buy a circuit from a telco and what do you get? a
> little box with a serial interface - irrespective of the actual
> technology the line uses. ISDN is no different in the case of an
> external ISDN TA.
Agreed... serial is a wonderful, simple, universal interface, and a
very handy thing to be presented with in almost any context where you
just want to plug it in and have it work.
I personally use an internal PCI TA, but only because I also use it
for gaming and the lower ping (latency) is crucial. If not for that
one point, I'd have a nice external serial TA with blinkenlights
and an off-switch.
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