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Re: 56K dialup for CCIL

On Thu, 6 Dec 2001 14:06, Teun Vink wrote:
> > I suggest getting a Cyclades card and running Portslave the machine that
> > has it.  It allows PPP, SLIP, telnet, rsh, and ssh connections from the
> > terminal server to a specified machine (controlled by RADIUS).
> At the ISP I work at, we used to work with a Total Control for our dial up
> customers, and we bought a couple of Cyclades PR4000's to replace the
> Total Control.
> Frankly, I'm not too happy about both. The TC still has some unexplained
> problems, which couldn't be solved by their tech support. The only way we
> could keep the machine running, was by shutting it down of 30 minutes
> every night. Of course, I don't know if this is a general TC problem, or
> if our TC is just buggy.

Sounds like a cooling problem (or maybe a low quality component that can't 
deal with heat properly).

> Now, we also have some difficulties with some of the more advanced
> features of the PR4000. Cyclades Tech Support is quite helpful, but hasn't
> been able to solve these problems yet, after 4 months of debugging, trying
> new firmware releases, etc.

What advanced features are you having problems with?  Is it with the RAS2000 
(the Cyclades version of Portslave)?

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