OT: Router Configuration

From: Mike Ford <mikeford_at_socal.rr.com>
Date: Sat Jan 13 03:18:48 2001

>I just got a cable modem installed yesterday and would like to put something
>in place so I can access it from several computers. My preference is to use
>what I have on hand rather than go out and just buy a router. I have a
>SparcStation 2 with Solaris 7, of course some Pentium (and below) computers,
>etc. available but I am clueless on what type of software could be used to

I run NetBSD on a mac IIci, and other than a little time setting a few
things in text files, it just runs and runs.

My suggestion would be to use any 486 class hardware that you have handy
that will easily support TWO network adapters. People tell me a decent 386
will even work, but with a 486/66 you have a LOT more flexibility with
memory etc.

To use an early mac, anything with a couple slots and a FPU, check this
NetBSD site. http://users.erols.com/ewinkler/

For a PC;

A nice canned commercial package, but still free for home use; www.gnatbox.com

or look at NetBSD; http://www.netbsd.org/

or the Linus Router Project;
Received on Sat Jan 13 2001 - 03:18:48 GMT

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