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Re: Grumpy modem hack..

Article: 7380 of alt.hackers
From: (Josh Wilmes)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: Grumpy modem hack..
Date: 9 Feb 1995 21:54:52 GMT
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Jeffrey Weston ( wrote:
:	I guess one is supposed to post a hack everytime they post
: something on here. And since this is my first attempt, I'll work on
: something small simple because I don't want to waste my time working on a
: large message if it won't get sent.

We wouldn't want you to strain yourself :-)

:	Anyways, I have a real bad 14.4 modem that for some reason wasn't
: able to connect directly to another modem without being connected to a
: phone system. In other words it could connect fine to another modem over
: a phone line, but when connected by just a phone cable alone, it would
: not work.

Um, none of them will.. Try hooking two phones together some time.. Sheesh.

Besides, there's a nifty device called a "Null modem" that will
work much
nicer.... :-)

Rigging up my linux box to properly handle dynamic SLIP through a cruddy
terminal server (direct connection, no modem), getting the dynamic IP right,
FTPing it into my .project file, automatically testing and fixing the
connection if it goes down, etc... All in one shell script.  (Including an
installer)  Icky Icky Icky.  But amusing.

		Josh Wilmes (
"Things are more like they are now than they ever were before."
     - Dwight D. Eisenhower



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