A few months back the gov't passed legislation making all phone lines public property (as opposed to being owned by the phone co. themselves); so, theoretically, it's now possible to host your own phone/cell/ISDN, etc. servers.
I've been searching Google for the last few weeks, when I could, to try and find information about configuring an ISDN server, but it's been to no avail. I live out in the boonies on The Big Island, Hawai'i and there are several locations where Cable/DSL is unavailable so I'm trying to figure out what I could do to turn my Linux box into a dedicated ISDN server (for my own use, atleast, and if possible to set it up so I can provide service to my neighbors (3-5 ppl) who are also stuck on dialup).
Basically, my Linux box is a 486 with less than a 1 ghz board, and 512 ram running the latest distribution of Debian (which I'm probably gonna switch to FreeBSD or another flavor since the Debian dist. wasn't a full package and is missing the necessary files to config the GUI and Internet connection, among other things.....) and I have a dedicated phone line to utilize. That's all I have so far. lol... No modem, software, nadda. Like I said, I'm having a hard time figuring out if it's even possible... Which, obviously, I know it is possible but there's not crap as far as info online that I've found.
Also, since the end-user online needs a phone line and the ISDN modem to connect, will I need a specific kind of phone line to host this or will a regular, dedicated, phone line work if there are multiple nodes to be connected to (like a BBS...?)
So, yeah, any help and advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time and assistance.