In view of the latest problems Vonage has been having (they are involved with litigation with Nortel, Sprint, Verizon and SunRocket), I decided to go somewhat farther afield to seek out an alternate solution.
To serve as both servers, I bought ($79 eBay) a tiny Cisco NSLU2 (known to the hacking community as the SLUG), a tiny little linux server (designed just to share USB HDDs), along with a 4 GB USB memory stick ($34 CompUSA). I’ll post details and instructions when I get it all working.
Still working out the glitches, but boy have I learned a lot of LINUX in the last few days. Followup posts will go into gory details, but it’s been fun.
Since the Slug may not have enough horsepower to run all my phone conversations and the weather station, I have another one on order…. They’re a lot of fun to hack.