Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Serving up OpenACS from home

Posted by James Thornton on
<blockquote> First stumbling block - which do I need to split my dsl connection
for a server and a couple of laptops all sharing the connection, a
router (I think this is it based on the reading I've done), a
switch or a hub?

I recommend using a Netgear or Linksys DSL four/five port router with firewall protection (~$80.00).

I am using the Netgear, it blocks all ports by default (but you can open them up), and it automatically reconnects if you lose the connection. You configure it via Web browser or telnet, and it even has a configuration menu for dynDNS.