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Re: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 14:21:09 -0400
  • Message-id: <200505291421.09444.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
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?

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