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Date:      Fri, 6 Jun 1997 21:41:37 -0600 (MDT)
From:      Wes Peters <>
To:        John-Mark Gurney <>
Subject:   Re: Cable-modems
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Pedro F. Giffuni scribbled this message on Jun 3:
 % 	My local TV provider announced they would offer Internet connectivity
 % through a Motorola product that will let you use an ethernet card to
 % connect to they fiber (TV) network .
 % I wanted to join, but the local provider doesn't offer details, and
 % Motorola says Unix is not supported. Anyone knows something about this?

John-Mark Gurney writes:
 > there can be two meanings of supported..  a) it will work with the
 > equipment listed, or b) we will make it work with the equipment listed...
 > I'm pretty sure they are talking about b...  they won't help you get
 > your unix machine talking, but it you do, good for you... :)

Most likely b.  If you've got a Win95 machine around, since that is
*obviously* what they *are* supporting, set it up on that and watch the
traffic with tcpdump.  It should be pretty clear what's going on, and
how to configure your FreeBSD system to use it as well.  Some of the
cable modems are actually TCP/IP routers using SDLC PPP on the cable

          "Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"

Wes Peters                                                       Softweyr LLC             

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