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Subject: [linux-help] Re: Hughes Satellite & Linux/FBSD
From: Jeff Vian <jvian10@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 25 May 2002 13:55:48 -0500
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gLaNDix (Jesse Kaufman) wrote:
> hmm, that may be an option...  i don't know for sure what their budget=20
> is (my first concern was finding out if it even would work)..  my=20
> biggest concern is reading a lot of the articles on google led me to=20
> believe that it actually is required to use the win9x box, because you=20
> need special drivers to control the "terminal station" (satelllite=20
> version of cable modem, i guess)...  many of them specifically mention=20
> that it's different from a DSL/Cablemodem situation, because you=20
> actually need drivers for the terminal station...  but, then again,=20
> i've never used a USB DSL/Cablemodem...  man, what ever happened to=20
> nice, twistedpair interfaces on networking devices? : ^ )  their older=20
> termstations had rj45 ports and no USB... =20
> oh well, this was just a side project anyway...  i'm not 'officially'=20
> their tech (just the son of one of the employees), so i'll let him=20
> resolve the issue...  i don't know what his qualifications are, but i'm=20
> pretty confident in saying that he doesn't know what he's getting=20
> himself into...  this is the same guy that told my dad he couldn't=20
> setup a scheduled task to run scandisk/defrag on a Win98SE box because=20
> the "software wasn't installed" and he would have to download it before=20
> he could set it up!!!  5 minutes after he left, my dad had the=20
> scheduled task setup w/o ever connecting to the internet! ; ^ )

If I was your dad, and that had happened to me, I would hunt for a new 
support crew immediately.

A non-techie able to do more than a techie is really scary about their 
knowledge and abilities.

Also would make me wonder if he was proposing that I do something 
illegal, like using shareware on multiple machines and not paying for 
/registering it. That shows a REAL lack of ethics on the part of the 
support company/individual.

> gLaNDix
> On Saturday, May 25, 2002 10:28 am, you wrote:
>>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... =3D20 Unfortunately, I can't do much testing, since it's not
>>>my network and=3D20 I'm really not hired to work on it yet, unless I
>>>can come up with a=3D20 rock-solid way of setting things up to
>>>present to them...  anything has=3D20 to be better than the idea of
>>>installing unregistered shareware=3D20 firewalls on a bunch of 486's,
>>>tho'! :^ )
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