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Re: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 14:11:48 -0400
  • Message-id: <200505291411.48805.fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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.

Fred

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