[Nelug] Broadband on Linux

Peter Wolfendale 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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