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Re: [SLE] cable modem
  • From: Ken Schneider <suse-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 May 2005 13:15:01 -0400
  • Message-id: <1117386901.3562.3.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2005-05-29 at 12:32 -0400, James Knott wrote:
> Fred A. Miller wrote:
> > Really? 'Didn't know? ALL routers, no matter what make will hand out DNS
> > 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.
I have owned two different Linksys routers, the most resent being a
WRT54G. Neither, out of the box supports any DNS. I installed a third
party firmware in the 54g which will only support supplying DNS for any
DHCP addresses it hands out. Other than that it supplies no other DNS

Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

"The day Microsoft makes something that doesn't suck is probably
the day they start making vacuum cleaners." -Ernst Jan Plugge

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