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Re: Modem in Debian

On Monday 04 February 2008, Ron Johnson wrote:

> ...
> I wouldn't know.  It's been a long time since I've used a modem...
> Besides, what's to stop a big surge from arcing over the damaged
> external modem circuits, down the RS-232 cable and onto the mobo?

    Which is exactly what happened to me several years ago.  A (very) 
nearby lightning strike took out the modem and the serial port
that it was connected to.  


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