I worked for a company that used to sell the Instant Internet box for IPX to
IP connectivity. It's very inexpensive and they will swap equipment out
over night easily. The tech support wasn't very good when I worked with
them. They were very hard to get a hold of and seemed to take a lot of
If connecting the system on a LAN with any filtering you must pass NETBIOS
over IPX for the communications. That was something that even the senior
Instant Internet guys didn't know. Seems like they should. In fact they
kept refusing to even discuss it. They were no help at all.
You will need to replace every WINSOCK.DLL that will access the Internet.
That can cause a bunch of problems if your not careful.
Outside of that it's not bad for the price. Some people try to install it
as a firewall but it has nothing to with firewalling at all. It's an IPX to
IP gateway and it isn't too bad if you ignore the tech support.
It isn't a security product in any way shape or form but it does meet
>Subject: Instant Interenet
>Date: Friday, November 01, 1996 13:01EDT
>I have a client that has asked me to do some research on security
>solutions for an e-mmail server that will link up to their Novell LAN.
>I was wondering if anyone on this list knows anything about Instant
>Internet and what they might think of it.
>Josh Hugh Ermentrout
>NorthCoast Interactive, Inc.
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