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Re: analog modems for OpenBSD?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: analog modems for OpenBSD?
- From: Nick Holland <nick_(_at_)_holland-consulting_(_dot_)_net>
- Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 17:59:06 -0500
Jakob Fix wrote:
> Hello, I've looked around, but it seems nobody is using or interested in
> those 56k modems anymore that were used three or four years ago.
yeah, finding people interested in modems at all is difficult. Those
that are forced to work with them anymore lose all interest in working
on them the second they get a "real" connection. :)
> I would like to make my OpenBSD 3.6 box handle fax sending and
> receiving, but I only have a Winmodem on an ISA port ("Sportster
> Winmodem 56K", see dmesg). The ISA port is fine because the two PCI
> ports are used by ethernet cards.
you got a P75. Winmodem wouldn't work even if there were drivers.
> So, my question is, do *internal* (ISA) modems exist that can be used
> with OpenBSD? And if yes, which ones, and where can one get them?
"Any scrap pile"
think about this a moment:
If what you are after is FAXING, fax modems peaked out at 14.4kbps LONG
ago, and many 2400 bps modems would send and receive faxes happily at
9600bps or even 14.4k.
So, really, many 2400bps, and most 9600bps, 14.4kbps or 28.8kbps modem
will work fine for you. Almost anyone who's been in the business a few
years has piles of these things.
New Real modems still exist. But for faxing? why? :)
dual gigabit cards in a P75. That's sick. I like that. :)
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