[MUD-Dev] Mud Network Setup
Jon A. Lambert
jlsysinc at ix.netcom.com
Fri Mar 3 23:36:40 New Zealand Daylight Time 2000
J C Lawrence wrote:
Lots of good info. I probably hit too many areas at once. :-)
I'll take time here to show where I'm at now, and then do some
I've got 4 machines each with 3com 100/10Tbase ethernet cards
connected to a 3com 4 port hub.
A 486dx66 with 16mb running slackware Linux
A Pentium 90 with 32mb running Win95
A 400mhz P-II with 64mb running Win98
A new dual 500mhz P-III with 128mb running Win2000/server
I've got a 56k dial-up connection running off the P-II.
>I don't use modems.
Ok... I think my decision at this point is whether to go with DSL or
>Low end routers: El-cheapo i486 and pentium boxes with a couple NICs
>work well. There's a rash of such PCI 4U rackmounts going cheap
>here in the Valley as a number of labs clear out -- they make very
>attractive firewall/routers. I have an i486-33 sitting beneath my
>desk as the router/firewall for the home LAN that's serving
>excellent duty for a net cost of $25 in parts (admittedly the
>rackmount stuff is a tad more expensive). Its a cute box really:
I'm confused about this issue. I was planning on connecting the P-III
right onto the net. Should I instead use the 486 or P90 as a router?
What are the downsides and upsides of using the linux machine as a
firewall/router? Could I also use it as a browser gateway, since
I'd like the P-II to have web access. Would I only need 1 static
IP for all 3 machines? (I'm planning on scrapping one of them.)
>Switches: HP makes some very nice equipment. Hot pluggable, full
>(and well done) SNMP support, remote console, etc. Been a while
>since I've bought one, but they were comparitively reasonably priced
>last time I did.
I prolly won't need these. At least I don't think so!?
I suppose I'm set here, unless it flakes out.
All towers. Too late now. ;-)
>> What type of network connection and what was the install cost and
>> monthly, yearly cost are you paying?
>Kanga.Nu is sitting on a 384Kbit DSL at Larry McVoy's under
>BitMover/BitKeeper's wing. In a month or so I'll either get 724K
>DSL here at home (moving soon), or I'll move it over to a tier 3 ISP
>for a likely colo cost cost of ~$120/month with redundant T1
I'm going to be running web and ftp services, light use. And only
occasionally running remote shells. I'll want to support about 100-150
users at a time the same mud using 1k-2k per user. It looks like a
constant 384K in both directions is about the minimum I should check
I'd like to spend less than $100/mo average cost, outside of the installation.
And thanks to everyone who have posted and sent me mail. :-)
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