janina at afb.net
Wed Nov 14 09:51:32 EST 2001
What Kirk adivses is true, and you certainly even do all of this wireless
if you wish for more cost, of course. And, you can even get an access
point/router that provides both wired and wireless capibility--I just got
one of these manufactured by SMC for $200.
One problem to know about is the software involved in configuring the
device. While I find I can set parameters on my SMC with lynx, I can't do
everything I need to do with Lynx. I couldn't even do it myself using IE
under Windows. I had to get sighted assistance. Fortunately, once set
correctly, it's not something that requires attention.
On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Kirk Wood
> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Michael Ryan wrote:
> > Static IPs are provided and fire wall devices are permitted. I didn't ask
> > about PPOE.
> Piece of cake. Linux can do everything the firewall devices can do. Or you
> can make life easier (and probably safer) and buy yourself one of
> these. Like was previously mentioned for less then $100 you get a
> firewall, and a 4 port hub. They provide DHCP services and they come
> preconfigured to block inbound traffic. If you want to be able to get in,
> you can open the ports desired.
> Kirk Wood
> Cpt.Kirk at 1tree.net
> "When I take action, I'm not going to fire a $2 million missle at
> a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It's going to be decisive."
> - President George Bush
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