In reference to the "Cheap NAS" inquiry....

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Sun Jan 9 02:53:47 PST 2005

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> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Martes
> Wigglesworth
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> Subject: In reference to the "Cheap NAS" inquiry....
> I am researching the viability of constructing a Network Access Server
> using FreeBSD,


  You will have a lot better luck buying a used US Robotics HyperARC or
some such to use as a terminal (modem) server.  These take a PRI which
allows you to serve 56K.

  If you only have need of a few ports, buy something like a
Perle 8331S Access server

or a CommPlete 4000 server

which you can sometimes find used ones like here:

These devices take ISDN BRIs and allow V.90 dialin to them.  And since
they have no moving parts they are much more robust than any PC solution.


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