[rescue] OT - Cisco 678 ADSL router any good?
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Sun Dec 30 14:18:40 CST 2001
On Sun, 2001-12-30 at 13:22, Patrick Giagnocavo wrote:
> On another list, someone is offering a Cisco 678 ADSL router.
> Hoping that the list can help me, here are my q's:
> 1. my DSL provider uses BOTH PPPOE -AND- PPTP (I suppose for
Run away. Very quickly. PPTP effectively makes this service
Windows-only territory! (You might be able to get PopTop to work in
that config, but no guarantees).
> Does the 678 support this?
Not directly. The 678 will be configured as a DSL<->Ethernet bridge.
Effectively your PC becomes the DSL router.
> 2. It runs CBOS instead of IOS, is that right?
> Is that a bad thing?
Yes. It's not all that different from using a sub-$100 Linksys router -
which, incidentally, does PPPoE as well. Just not PPTP.
Don't let the Cisco name fool you - it's only barely useful as a
router! The real thing does stuff like policy routing & QoS - you have
*no* idea how useful both of those facilities can be until you've tried
> 3. Does it let me do NAT (I assume so)
> and also have a DMZ, where
> incoming requests on the public IP address get sent to a specific
> machine on the network?
1) that's not a DMZ
2) no, they don't
> This would let me do dyndns-type goodness.
> 4. What is a lightly used one worth?
Used market sucks - 675s (a sort of little brother to the 678) are
$50-$70 or so.
> I know some of you here are Cisco gurus - don't hold back, tell me
> what you really think :-)
I'm not a Cisco guru, but I have more experience than I want cursing
Cisco's 67x line of routers.
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