On Thu, Mar 07, 2002 at 01:48:43PM +0000, Steffen Higel wrote:
> I'm looking for a reliable internal ISDN terminal adapter to use in a
> machine which is acting as a gateway for a small office. Not having much
> of a clue about what constitutes a decent ISDN ta, I was hoping someone
> could give me some advice on what to get.
Theoretically, an active TA is better than a passive one but in fact a
passive is just fine for such a situation and costs a lot less. Look in the
I4L docs and see what's supported. The HiSax driver is most common and it
supports lots of chips - I've used cards with the Winbond chip, and I've
used Fritz cards use - they use Siemens chips AFAIR.
> If it runs under Linux, that would be great. If it ran under FreeBSD, that
> would be even better, as that is what the machine runs at present. The
> ISDN part of the FreeBSD hardware.txt file is not being hugely helpful.
Ah, well, there I can't help. I'd love to have a look at FreeBSD for such
gateways, largely because they are lee often targets for script kiddies (I
know, security through obscurity and all that, but it's definitely a useful
first line of defense)
> Also, ordering such a device from England or mainland Europe shouldn't
> cause any problems, should it?
Not all - all use Euro ISDN. However, you can get them here quite
reasonably. I think IT direct in Parliament St. sell one, and a guy I know
sells the aforementioned Winbond card for about 50 Euro.
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