DSL line is connected but not live.
was scheduled to hook up the lines for
yesterday (Monday, 7/11/00). Guess what...
they did. Today I got email saying that Covad
provider) will be coming out Monday to make it go. Then I should be connected, permanently and
fast. I'm a bit giddy.
I've been preparing. I have battle wounds. Remember that pentium 1 100 I found
in somebody's trash in center city ? The case bites,
literally... I didn't quite bleed, but you can still see the tiny gashes.
But I've still had lots of fun with it. Paid Nick to let me make a 40' ethernet cable out
of his spool, moved the drive on which I'd installed Linux
on my 486 out of my 486 into the p100, and made it go -- basically all I had to do was boot off
a rescue disk & re-run lilo
. Put the extra ram I
pulled out of the other computer in the trash into the p100, for a grand total of 16mb ram. I
moved my modem into the p100 (hostname curious), and set up ip masquerading
Until this point I've had all my computer stuff in the corner of the dining room where the
phone jack is. Once I got curious set up, I moved my p2 (oblivion) and my stereo over to where
the TV is in the living room, and ran the 40' ethernet cable between them. The hub is near
curious, on top of my fish thank, where I can see it from the living room.
I put an extra network card in curious, so I can plug the DSL modem into one, and the hub
into the other, to do proper firewalling.
I've done some throughput testing, monitoring with netload
and it looks like between my 2 3com nic
s I'm getting about 0.9 megabytes per second each
For those of you who read the entry where I found the p100, it did turn
out to be a p100, not a p50, and the hard drive was 2gb, not half a
gig. And it occurred to me that to load balance across a pair of nics,
I'd have to have either crossover cables, or a switch, which I don't
have. Hmm, but I do have 2 hubs....
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