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Does anyone know of any services/providers that offer connecting an analog modem (to telephone line) on a server? Thanks!

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You mean that provide a virtual dial-up service? Does it need to be PPP, or will a bare serial terminal work? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Oct 17 '10 at 0:15
No need for PPP. A bare serial terminal will work. – user57361 Oct 17 '10 at 0:43
I was initially thinking of setting up a server at home, connect it to the modem and to the phone jack, but unfortunately there isn't any phone jack in the room. So was wondering if there were any alternatives people knew of online. – user57361 Oct 17 '10 at 0:44
Hmm, can you give us more detail about how you will be using it? – JakeRobinson Oct 17 '10 at 2:41
This specific server will be used for dialing into a legacy system. It'll be a custom script to interact with the legacy infrastructure. Unfortunately, this particular infrastructure doesn't have TCP/IP or any other way of contacting them. – user57361 Oct 25 '10 at 13:02

My friendly local full-service ISP/Colo, CoreNAP, has done this for me in the past (actually, something a bit trickier -- they ran a PRI line to our system, reconfiguring their PBX to split off some channels to resell).

They passed through their costs, of course, but the service was a lifesaver. Look for colo facilities that offer hands-and-eyes; they're more likely to be willing to offer more unusual one-off services as well.

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Thank you for this suggestion. It seems there isn't much of a market for this type of service. – user57361 Oct 25 '10 at 13:03

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