Complete.Org: Mailing Lists: Archives: discussion: May 1999:
Re: [aclug-L] Bash in virtual console under X, also Cable modems...

Re: [aclug-L] Bash in virtual console under X, also Cable modems...

[Top] [All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index] [Thread Index]
To: <aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [aclug-L] Bash in virtual console under X, also Cable modems...
From: "Troy Wolf" <troy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 11:11:32 -0500
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Correct me if I'm wrong guys, but isn't a "cable modem" (funny name since it
doesn't modulate or demodulate--all digital) a standalone device that simply
connects to your computer via ethernet cable and a nic in your PC.  The
"cable modem" negotiates the connection with the cable-company.  So to use a
cable-modem with Linux, you simply have to have IP networking enabled, and
have the appropriate network numbers, dns, default gw, etc.

My brother in San Diego has had a cable modem for over a year and LOVES it.
It is a very fast connection. His setup provides a static IP address.  The
rumor I heard is that Wichita's setup will provide dynamic addressing as
your connection is in use---YUCK--not cool for those of us wanting to run
servers or have static addresses for gaming budies.  Dynamic addressing
might throw a wrench in my thoughts above.

For people who do get cable-modems and linux working well---perfect
opportunity for my (Wayne's) meeting topic--sharing that Internet connection
with a home network.

One major downside to cable-modems: no choice of ISP.  Alternative might be
DSL (Digital Subscriber Lines) scheduled to hit 3rd quarter 99 from South
Western Bell.
Karl Friesen of Southwind tells me they hope to hit the ground running as
soon as DSL is available.  It will be more expensive than a cable modem, but
much faster and can use your regular phone cabling.  Unlike ISDN, with DSL,
your phone will still work when the power is out.  DSL is a dedicated full
time connection with a static IP address.  There are some
restrictions--check it out.

Level 1 DSL: 1.5MB download (384KB guaranteed) / 128KB upload
Level 2 DSL: 6MB download (1.5MB guaranteed) / 1.5MB upload (I think)

Thanks to Al Gore for finally speeding up the Internet! <g>

Troy Wolf

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Chapman <tchapman@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx <aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Monday, May 10, 1999 10:51 AM
Subject: [aclug-L] Bash in virtual console under X, also Cable modems...

>hi guys
>Could someone point me to some information on settng up a virtual console
to run bash. actually, i want to run my IRC client (BitchX) under it. i
don't like the way it looks under X-Term (even when i use the fonts with IBM
char sets).
>btw: anybody got their cable modem running under linux here in wichita? how
is the bandwidth? a friend of mine is getting his today, but he's a window
weenie! (joking)  ;-)

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]