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Re: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 14:57:41 -0400
  • Message-id: <429A10A5.3060102@xxxxxxxxxx>
Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Sunday 29 May 2005 12:32 pm, James Knott wrote:
>>>Really? 'Didn't know? ALL routers, no matter what make will hand out DNS
>>>addresses.....so will most HUBS. MANY HUBS will even do NAT.
>>???
>>
>>Lessee know, according to my calendar, April 1 was a few weeks back.
>>
>>Perhaps you're wrong?
>>
>>I've never heard of a hub that's capable of anything more that
>>regenerating and distributing packets. Also, a router does nothing more
>>than forward layer 3 packets. Those Linksys and other boxes, include
>>several functions, which *MIGHT* include DNS.
>
> Any router that is responsible for making the connection to an ADSL or cable
> (or wireless) ISP would have to take on the function of a DNS forwarder. Who
> else is going to get the DNS IP addresses? And who would the router hand
> them off to?
>

Once it's obtained the info from the ISP, it can provide it to the
computers, when they get their dhcp data.

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