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Re: SBC DSL Service

On 7/11/05, Glenn English <ghe@slsware.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-07-11 at 11:42 -0500, Debian User Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > While talking to
> > the rep, found out that their DSL service wont work on Linux OS(they say
> > just MSWindows and
> > MacIntosh OS).  I find this hard to believe
> You're right; they're wrong. They (almost) all say this. As someone else
> said, "clueless."
> What comes out of the DSL modem is TCP/IP on Ethernet. TCP/IP is *nix
> native networking protocol.
> SBC may send a CD to new subscribers, full of M/W software -- that won't
> work. And the glossy "Quick Start" instructions won't either.
> But the TCP/IP networking will work fine. Plug it into the Linux box,
> configure it's networking (probably just tell it to use Ethernet instead
> of PPP), and you're on the air.
> --
> Glenn English
> ghe@slsware.com
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You could also use a Linksys, D-Link or some other brand of DSL/Cable
nat device, I have heard ads for DSL that included such a device.
Matt Okeson-Harlow
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