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Does a dial-up modem support multiple users?

Almost all consumer Internet access links use only a single IP address and many business links as well. A single IP address can't be shared directly but extremely commonly (source) NAT is used. A ...
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What is a "rotary dialer" in the context of dialup connections?

In the 1990s in a British regional ISP, we had a choice from the telephone company of getting two settings for multiple lines: In the ordinary hunt group, the next incoming call would arrive on the ...
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What is a "rotary dialer" in the context of dialup connections?

From the HOWTO you linked: rotary dial in set of telephone lines When I wore a younger man's clothes, back in the late 1990ies, I ran a bunch of Shiva LAN Rovers (in their IBM guise labelled as ...
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Assigning static IP addresses to dialin PPP users on Cisco IOS

Actually this is relatively easy. Yes, you need AAA, but you don't need an external server. aaa authentication ppp default local aaa authorization network default local aaa attribute list Static-1.2....
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Does a dial-up modem support multiple users?

In the 1980s, most of the dial-up connections I saw were UUCP, not IP. Our server would call the various other servers and exchange mail and files. In this way it most certainly was for more than ...
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Modems involved in dial-up connection

Does this mean that, on either side of the connection (the home network and the ISP), there is a modem involved? So the connection goes from a modem at the home network, through the telephone line,...
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Does a dial-up modem support multiple users?

The computer connected to the modem would start one PPP (or earlier, SLIP) session, and it would get one IP address from the ISP. So yes, one connection for every dial-up connection. There were ...
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Assigning static IP addresses to dialin PPP users on Cisco IOS

No. The only way to set the address per user is with AAA (radius/tacacs) There used to be ways to pin an address per line, but it's never been possible by user. – Ricky Beam I believe Ricky Beam's ...
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What is a dialup access server?

Dialup used to be access via phone lines, using a modem or an ISDN terminal adapter. An access server had a bunch of modems (cascade) or TAs that could be dialed into by users. The term is still in ...
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Modems involved in dial-up connection

Dial-up access over traditional phone lines is based on the same model as DSL Umm no. Dial-up access operates over the phone network. Your modem dials a phone number that connects to the ISP. In ...
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