Re: PPPoE for RH 7.3
- From: Matthew Saltzman <mjs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 18 May 2006 11:46:04 -0400 (EDT)
On Tue, 16 May 2006, Alfred Hovdestad wrote:
Does the Thinkpad have a USB port? If so, you should be able to install off of an external HDD or CDrom. You can also install off of an NFS server.
I'm pretty sure that i486's are before the era of USB (though I'm not at the machine just now). Interesting suggestion though.
Is there such a thing as a USB-to-PC-Card adapter or a USB-to-serial adapter, or even a PC-Card CD-ROM?
Matthew Saltzman wrote:On Tue, 16 May 2006, Russell Harrison wrote:
Out of curiosity, what is preventing you from updating it?
Not have the time to do the update is a totally valid answer. I'm just
trying to understand what are the things keeping people on really old
releases in general. I know 7.3 was solid as a rock but its pretty out of
date. From the number of machines that keep popping up running 7.3 there
must be some good reasons for sticking with it.
Lack of memory, lack of CD drive (I know that can be worked around, but it would be painful), lack of disk space, lack of processing power.
It's one of those classic Thinkpads with the butterfly keyboard, so I want to keep it doing something useful, but it can't really be a useful portable machine anymore (10" screen, i486, limited memory, limited disk, dead battery). Firewall in a home DSL or cable context is a perfect use for it.
I did update to use iptables instead of ipchains, but I'll keep running 7.3 until it's dropped by FedoraLegacy. Then I'll have to figure out how to install one of the firewall distros without a CD drive.
On 5/16/06, Matthew Saltzman <mjs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
My DSL provider is changing from bridged to PPPoE. I've got an old laptop
running RH 7.3 (can't be updated) acting as a firewall/router. I now need
a PPPoE client. What is the package to use for this purpose in RH 7.3?
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