[Nelug] Broadband on Linux
coyote at polbox.com
Tue Oct 15 18:10:01 UTC 2002
In terms of your kernel if you're using any of the newer distributions
RH 7.2, SuSE, Mandrake and so on the kernel should be fine.
Personally I think that having an old machine no matter what it is
specifically to route to the rest of your network is the best option.
You merely have an ipchains or (even better) iptables firewall built
into the dialing script. There are many available on freshmeat but
writing your own is always preferable. This also handles the routing of
packets to your other machines via IP masquerading.
I can't comment on providers as I only know openworld, but I can simply
say that ADSL is definately the way to go, especially if you are a
debian user. I've got a Debian webserver I use and installing and
updating via debian using ADSL is fantastic.
When you decide what you want email me and I can provide you with all
the appropriate material.
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