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Re: Recommendation of ADSL modem
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: Recommendation of ADSL modem
- From: Stuart Henderson <stu_(_at_)_spacehopper_(_dot_)_org>
- Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 11:18:52 +0000
I'd prefer to have the BSD box doing the connection and NAT/firewall
than use an ethernet to ADSL modem.
You're in the UK where we use PPPOA. It's much less hassle to get an
external ethernet router to do the negotiation with the ISP and just
leave it on 24/7 <...> but if you want to use OpenBSD to do all the fancy
stuff, then the cheapest that can handle basic routing, bridging and
non-nat configurations will do the job.
Seconded. By not using NAT on the router you miss out on many of the
problems with cheap routers. I've generally had good luck with Speedtouch
5x0 routers, and conexant-based (but see
<http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~theom/security/origo.html>), and should
be trying Zyxel 660H soon (it's been recommended for poor lines, one area
where the USB speedtouch is also meant to be good).
There is also a method documented on a page google found for me, however
from what I understand, it's actually just bridging the ADSL to Ethernet
and making use of unsupported PPPoE available on some exchanges, and not
'converting PPPoA to PPPoE' as the author believes:
Eclipse are technically good too, but it's usually best to use their
automated systems where possible, and preferably not have to deal with
their accounts dept.