Subject: Re: alternative
To: Dan Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Marcus Comstedt <email@example.com>
Date: 01/13/2004 22:39:15
Dan Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Hello, I used to be signed up here but lost my way.
> I was wondering if it was possible to run NetBSD on here again, but
> this time actually have a writable fs. My issue though, is that I
> don't have a broadband adapter nor a coder cable. I am willing to go
> to extreme measures to get this to work with what I have. Is it
> possible to use the modem and a ppp server on another box which also
> hosts my NFS for the DC? How slow it goes isn't really a factor. I
> realize that its a 33Kbit modem, I just want to know if it will work,
> or even if the modem is supported. Everyone seems to talk about the
> LAN adapter but I'm not even thinking of paying for one.
There is no driver for the modem atm. If you want to work on one,
there's some source code available on BOOB for reference. I'm not
sure whether using a ppp device for root filesystem will actually work
Note that the LAN adapter is now supported, not just the BBA.