[SunRescue] dsl advice

JonathanEischjeisch at boku.net JonathanEischjeisch at boku.net
Tue Aug 8 22:44:38 CDT 2000

If you can do DHCP you can use your sparc on just about anyone's DSL. 
If you do NAT, no one will know (hence care) that you are supporting a
whole LAN off your computer.  That's my take on it anyway.  I use NetBSD
on a Classic as my gateway to the internet, via DSL.  Seems to work
pretty well.

Kurt Nowak wrote:
> Hello all,
> Im planning on getting DSL service installed in the near future, but Im
> still deciding on what service/ISP to chose. I dont need anyting fancy
> like SDSL...regular ADSL with a dynamic IP is ok.....Anyone have any
> advice and or preferences? Im especially concerned with the ease of
> implementing one of my Sparcs to run OpenBSD as a firewall/NAT to be the
> internet gateway for my home lan. I notice many DSL services have it so
> the DSL modem is bound to the MAC address of the network card... Is
> there anything else i should be concerned with? Im looking at earthlink
> right now because the seem to have a good reputation and are one of the
> few providers in my area...anyone have any gripes with them? Id hate to
> buy into a contract and then find out that i wont be able to work my
> Sparcs into the picture!
> Thanks for any help
> Kurt
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