[thechat] Linux on a network
seb at members.evolt.org
Sat Dec 29 20:24:07 CST 2001
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>Another (easier, pretty damned difficult to screw up, very reliable,
>but more expensive and probably involving less fun and less learning)
>alternative is to shell out for a dedicated router like the Linksys.
>Costs about 80 to a hundred quid and also works as a DHCP
>server to run the entire network.
Martin, where's your sense of _adventure_ ???
Oh, that's right, you're a Mac person. ;-P
>I had mine up and running within ten minutes of opening the
>box, and I've had Windows (95 and 98), Linux, Mac OS 9,
>Mac OS X (ie BSD under the covers) connecting to it with
>absolutely no problem.
Got to admit, the linksys is a pretty solid solution if you're running a
disablemodem. There's almost nothing to be done. Of course, then your
router gets the IP address rather than any specific machine, so the whole
firewall/NAT and IP forwarding thing goes out the window. (I use IP Tables
to do port forwarding on 27000 ports for my quake-based server to the
Win2k/WinXP servers on the internal network.)
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