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VNU Net: Review of 3Com Office Connect Internet Server, Running Linux

Dec 19, 2000, 14:23 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rene Millman)

"The initial set up is relatively easy as a client wizard program is installed that discovers the Internet Server and configures its internal IP address so it can be seen on the network. The rest of the installation is carried out via a browser: the initial configuration checks to see if your browser is the most recent and installs either Netscape or Internet Explorer should it need to."

"It integrates a firewall, email, a web server, file and print sharing, and naming services in one device. Inside the box sits an Intel processor running Linux. Storage for the device is provided by a 10Gb hard disk, making it big enough for most email web server needs."

"All in all, this is great apparatus for businesses that want to get online as soon as possible and get the most features for as little money as possible. It is unfortunate that we came across some difficulties setting up some of the options, as it spoiled what is an otherwise fine machine."

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