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Re: analog modems for OpenBSD?
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: analog modems for OpenBSD?
- From: Jakob Fix <jakob_(_at_)_jfix_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 23:40:58 +0000 (UTC)
Nick Holland <nick <at> holland-consulting.net> writes:
> 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"
ok, I don't live in Switzerland, but still I can't seem to find these "scrap
piles". Well, at work we don't have machines that old, or they don't have
modems, and at home I have only the already described cards ... I don't get out
> 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? :)
Well, I guess you're saying "why not just buy a real fax machine", and my wife
would probably approve!
> dual gigabit cards in a P75. That's sick. I like that. :)
Wow, you read the dmesg! I was actually expecting a comment like that. Thanks,
I can go to bed now ;-)
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