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Re: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 20:11:35 +0200
  • Message-id: <200505292011.35345.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 29 May 2005 20:11, 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.

That's DHCP, not DNS. And even then, not all boxes that do routing do DHCP


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