Rephrasing Analog Modem Question
pbmain at wideopenwest.com
Tue Aug 2 10:34:17 CDT 2005
Here's a new direction for that analog modem question... it's sort of getting
creative in some interesting directions, but not quite what
I have a system with 5 internal modems - I can't go with serial
ports/external modems for this system, they must stay internal. So, I need
to find a way so people can telnet to them. Essentially, I have a lan
connection and a bank of analog modems - Can anyone think of a solution, no
matter how crazy it is, to get me to be able to telnet from the internet and
connect to these 5 systems?
If I get 5 phone lines, that's not doing me any good, as I want to make it
accessible over the net. So, somehow I have to get a connection to go from
the net to trigger an analog modem source, which calls one of the 5 internal
modems, then feeds the data back over the line and to the telnet connection.
I've been researching some of the solutions people have proposed, but I'm not
real familiar with some of the capabilities of these systems. With the
reverse telnet concept, that would work if I could change my computer's modem
pool to external serial devices (get rid of the analog). I can't do that
Perhaps is there a device that acts as a remote access server, that once
connected, it dials out through another port to make a connection? Or, was
there a LAN device that would allow you to telnet to the device and initiate
a call over an analog phone line?
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