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Re: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 14:55:48 -0400
  • Message-id: <429A1034.6030804@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fred A. Miller wrote:
> On Sunday 29 May 2005 12:32 pm, James Knott wrote:
>>Fred A. Miller 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.
>
> 'Just realized we're both maybe confused on this........I'm talking about
> handing out addresses, and maybe you are talking about real addresses from
> the Net. The original post on this had something to do with a cable modem,
> which gives out an address to a 'Puter, router, etc. In this case, a router
> question, MOST Linksys and other routers do provide addresses under Nat. as
> part of firewall. Maybe in my sleep deprived induced stupor I didn't
> understand what you said.....probably my fault.

Well, I'm not the one confused about what those "firewall/router" boxes do.

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