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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Hughes Satellite & Linux/FBSD
From: David Carmichael <dec2955@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 10:28:50 -0500
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What your budget?  From what I have read a 'Linksys'(or the like) broadband
router will work with the DirectPC Two Way systems??
Some of the newer 'Linksys' boxes have more memory than the older ones and
have a firewall program running in the router.. older versions handed off
the firewall to a PC running Windows9x which then passed the data back to
the router to allow or block.

They have versions that allow for a USB external service modem (aka

Too bad you could not just get a copy of the Linux software they are running
and hack it into your 486 box...


----- Original Message -----
From: "gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman)" <glandix@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <linux-help@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, May 25, 2002 10:01 AM
Subject: [linux-help] Re: Hughes Satellite & Linux/FBSD

> On Saturday, May 25, 2002 09:07 am, you wrote:
> > You are probably going to have better luck with GNU/Linux. I belive
> > you'll find more usb support.
> > You could always just plug the USB device into a machine running the
> > latest GNU/Linux kernel and see what your kernel message buffer says.
> hmm...  last I read, FreeBSD's USB support beat out Linux's support
> more devices, better support), but that may have been a while ago... =20
> Unfortunately, I can't do much testing, since it's not my network and=20
> I'm really not hired to work on it yet, unless I can come up with a=20
> rock-solid way of setting things up to present to them...  anything has=20
> to be better than the idea of installing unregistered shareware=20
> firewalls on a bunch of 486's, tho'! :^ )
> gLaNDix
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