"Living, as I do, in rural France, I suffer from rather
slow internet connectivity.
"My normal line speed is only 512Kbs and sometimes I struggle to
achieve even this.
"My solution is to use an Internet Acceleration Appliance, the
building and configuration of which is detailed at….
"Now, whilst that works very well, the server that it runs on
needs an upgrade (I'm going to add some more memory and another
couple of SCSI disks) and will then be used for a number
crunching/data processing project that I am about to embark on.
"Now, I was resigned to losing the speed increase that the
server gave me but today, over a cup of coffee in a little bar in
the nearest village, I wondered to myself whether I could just
install the functionality of the server onto my local PC."