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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by whfsdude, Aug 17, 2004.
Is there anyway Mac OS X or Mac OS 9 can be used as a dial-in server?
I'm not familiar with any applications, but the Airport Extreme will let you dial into your Mac.
Actually all versions of the airport (with modems) can be used as a dial-in server it's just then need NAT on. I don't really want to run two different subnets of my network because of the fact I want to be able to see all of my machines but I really need dial-in support. I'm actually thinking about using windows for it but i'd rather not keep that box on.
Anyone else have any ideas??
In my experience, Windows actually does a pretty good job as acting as a dial-in server.
take a look here for some ideas: http://macslash.org/comments.pl?sid=4103&op=&threshold=0&commentsort=0&mode=thread&pid=0
Sounds pretty much like getting linux to act as a dialup server, mgetty + ppp
It would be a whole lot easier, though, just going through a standard ISP which will provide a 56.6kbps connection (Dialup to home will only be 33.6kbps) and connecting to a VPN at home, which will give you a ip on your home lan and tunnel through the internet. (Assuming your home connection is broadband).
Well we are stealing a phoneline - we actually patched 4 @ school because we needed a way to VPN into the network but downtown refuses to give us access. So we are going to dial-in. We are also setting up specific boxes to dial into on our networks. I'm probably going to end up using XP for this because it's the easiest solution. I'd install a distro on my mac but then I wouldn't have my Mac. I'm already running a VPN solution over my router, this is to eliminate two of my buds having to get an ISP.
ahhhh i see .... then yes its probably a whole lot easier using windows xp to do it.... of course you can only have one person on one line at any one time, unless you get a leased line.
just don't get in trouble for stealing phone lines
You might find this useful:
Half way down, one user was able to use mgetty to get OS X to act as a dialup server.