[lug] cable modem in the Tech Center
Michael J. Hammel
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
Sun Mar 5 19:41:44 MST 2000
It looks like I'm going to be getting a cable modem. I don't know anything
about these other than they work on a shared local network design, ie there
are a group of people in my area that technically have access to my box all
the time. So, I need to know a few things.
1. Who provides such access?
2. What are the costs?
3. What equipment do I need? I have thinnet at home (yes, 10 year old 8
bit 3Com and WD cards running on thinnet coaxial cable). Any problems
with hooking that with the cable hookup?
4. What security precautions should I take? Should I get a firewall box?
5. How difficult will it be to move the service when I move from my
apartment into a house later this year?
6. Are there kernel requirements? I currently run RH5.2 on my main box,
but I'm getting another box that I can load anything on. I'll probably run
KRUD, but I still want to know what OS requirements might exist for using
Thats it for a start. I don't currently have TV cable installed (what a
waste of money *that* is), but the connections are available in my
apartment. Anyone down in the Tech Center that wants to help me get it
running, let me know. There may be a free Thai lunch in it for you (though
it will be a while before I do this - the new hardware won't be delivered
for a week or two at least).
I'll save everyone the trouble of asking - I'll document my trials and
tribulations and write something up for either my web site or another news
site and let you know when its online.
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