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From: Peter Nixon (nixsusesecurity.com)
Date: Mon May 27 2002 - 07:56:21 CDT
Quoting alengua <alenguavirtual-orbis.net>:
> I wonder if some have setup a firewall with a Starband/Gilat2Home
> My doubt comes because the stations have a windows based software called
> IPA, so I wanted to know if there are any considerations to follow.
> The local Gilat representatives are mostly Microsoft centric and newbie
> to Linux so are unhelpful....
I flew to Israel late last year for a week to meet with Gilat as we were going
to purchase one of their Earth Base stations. The answer is that the PCI card
systems basically only work under windows as they use a special driver to break
the TCP sessions up into a propriatory protocol that is NACK based rather that
ACK based to better utilise the bandwith of a fixed speed/fixed latency link.
If however you have one of the more expensive router devices, then you can
happily run whatever OS you desire..
On the whole Gilat work very closely with Microsoft, and dont really aknowledge
that other OS's exist which is a pity as they have some cool technology. (I was
treated to a full tour of their facilities and test labs while in Tel Aviv)
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