I run a 5-node DOS based BBS running Wildcat, and have setup and installed
a Linux Box to connect my users to the InterNet. The problem is that
the nodes are connecting to the Linux box via an ethernet link. Thus,
when a user calls the bbs via modem, and transfers via ethernet link
into the Linux Box he cannot use any protocols whether locally or
via connection to telnet sites, and we cannot do SLIP.
So from what I've seen our three options are two run serial cables from
every node to the linux box so we can make a serial connection, put
modems on the linux box, or put up a terminal server being that bbs
callers could get routed thru ethernet to the bbs, internet callers
could get routed thru a serial cable to the linux box.
The only problem is that I don't know how to setup Linux to accept
incoming connections via the serial cord, nor how to setup a terminal
server for that matter.
Bruce A. Hunt