I teach at a middle school that has been having problems with Internet lag (as well as DNS and Proxy glitches). We share a T1 line out.
At home, I dial from my Mac running FreePPP & TCP/IP into a UNIX machine running SLiRP to emulate my PPP connection.
Is it possible to use some PPP connection software and make a direct connection to the server running SLiRP (not the same domain) much as I do dialing in at home? That is, talk not through the router at my school but to this other machine and invoke SLiRP instead?
I would then use the same MacTCP (or TCP/IP) settings as home, but instead of executing a dialin script I would need to connect directly with a script to invoke SLiRP on the UNIX end.