From: Niall O Broin (nobroin at domain sced.esoc.esa.de)
Date: Wed 05 May 1999 - 16:33:39 IST
Ben Edwards said
> Connect Ireland the other day and they are totally switching over to ISDN
> modems which can emulate ISDN. Not sure if this will help bandwidth but it
> sounds promising.
I'm sorry to burst your bubble, but it sounds like bullshit, not promising.
Apart from the fact that there's no such animal as an ISDN modem (because
ISDN, being digital, doesn't need MOdulation and DEModulation) what can
emulating ISDN possibly mean ? If you've an ISDN line, you can make ISDN calls
(and if they're voice calls, the phone company's system does the necessary changes
to make connection to an analog line possible) and if you've an analog line, you
make analog calls (again, with posssible translation if you make a voice call to
an ISDN telephone). People at Connect being full of it again, I'm afraid.
Niall O Broin
UNIX Network Administrator nobroin at domain esoc.esa.de
Ground Systems Engineering Department Ph./Fax +49 6151 90 3619/2179
European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt, Germany
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