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Re: [vox-tech] Modem Questions...
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Re: [vox-tech] Modem Questions...

Heh.  I was afraid it would probably not be do-able.

Thanks for the feedback anyway.  :)

On Thu, 2002-09-19 at 20:50, Mark K. Kim wrote:
> ==8<--
> > But the modems raise a couple of issues.
> >
> > First, is there such a thing as a modem splitter -- such that my wife
> > and I can both be plugged in to the same phone line in a hotel room or
> > something like that and be doing separate things?
> What do you mean by "doing separate things"?  If you're doing separate
> things on the Internet, one computer will need to go through the other
> computer via "IP masquerading" (see the HOWTO.)  If both of you will never
> be on at the same time, you just need a phone line splitter.
> > Second, is there any such thing as a "modem emulator"?  Let me explain.
> > The project involves logging in via a phone line to Citicorp's central
> > servers.  The VPN software that's involved wants modem lines, and won't
> > accept network lines... so my network at home is useless.  Is there some
> > piece of software or hardware that I can hook up to our laptops to make
> > the central servers *think* we're coming through a modem when we're
> > really using a DSL connection?
> ==8<--
> Let's for a moment assume there is such a software.  I'm sure it's
> certainly possible to write one.  But what about the server end?
> If the server expects a regular phone line connection, there's no way for
> you to contact that server over the Internet.  So the software you're
> looking for, if it existed, wouldn't be much of a use.  Sorry :(
> (Unless, of course, you had access to the server and could install such
> software on the server side as well.  But I assume you don't have access
> to the server -- otherwise you could just install a VPN software that
> works over the Internet.)
> -Mark!
> --
> Mark K. Kim
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