MachineOfTheMonth: Using Charter at Home with Linux
Jul 28, 2001, 12:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glenn Mullikin)
[ Thanks to Glenn
Mullikin for this link. ]
Here's a guide to using the Charter@home cable service:
something that has a narrow focus for specifics but broad
applicability in terms of the information it provides about hooking
a Linux machine up to a dhcp-based broadband connection.
"Linux has some of the most beautiful apps I have ever
seen on a computer screen. But Linux is also a computer operating
system built over the internet and it really needs a good high
speed connection in order to evolve. When I say evolve, what I mean
is that it takes bandwidth to keep a distro up-to-date unless you
just buy the new edition of Red Hat every so often and whatever
else that entails.
Since Linux was built over the internet, it makes sense that it
would need to have strong networking built into it and Linux does.
Part of that is what makes it so easy to get started with a Charter
at Home cable modem service, at least for me it was.
This is a first part in a series examining issues and things
that will need to be addressed when you try and run Linux on
Charter at Home's cable modem service. As the Cable Modem HOWTO
shows, every cable operator is in business for themself, they
probably use different equipment (cable modem brands) and some of
them may assign static ips and others dynamic ip addresses. So
let's get started."
- 8wire.com: Review: Xsense MIH-130A Cable/DSL Router(Jul 06, 2001)
- osOpinion: Broadband and Linux: The Love You Give(Jan 23, 2001)
- SysAdmin: Build a Floppy Firewall
(Jan 07, 2001)
- LinuxNewbie.org: Setting up DHCP under RedHat 6.1 for @home Cable service(Dec 23, 2000)
- OSFAQ.com: How to share your Internet connection with Linux(Dec 10, 2000)
- Linux.com: DHCP Daemon Made Easy(Nov 22, 2000)
- Dallas Morning News: Put your dinosaur machine to work in practical and whimsical ways(Oct 19, 2000)
- LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Tech Triangulation and Linux(Sep 28, 2000)
- LinuxPlanet: .comment: Going Broadband With a Cable Modem(Sep 27, 2000)
- ZDNet: Building a low-cost router appliance with Embedded Linux [& Allwell set-top box](Sep 25, 2000)
- Computer Bits: Servicing Bandwidth Lust (@Home with Linux)(Sep 24, 2000)