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tlug: beginner networking question

I am interested in the cheapest way to network old machines.  I have
several ether cards, but above two machines do I need a hub?  Is there a
cheaper way around this?  Or are hubs really cheap now?

I am considering using a minimalist distro like Austin's Green Frog to get
some really old 486 machines networked with a Windoze 586 machine mainly
for e-mail and text-only html in a Japanese language environment.

Appreciate any hints, tips, abuses, and constructive criticisms...

Eric S. Standlee
Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan / Houston, Texas, USA (free except pop) <default> (everything free including fowarding and pop)

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