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Re: [SLE] Question about 'net connection/sharing
  • From: JB <yonaton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 11:02:51 -0600
  • Message-id: <200602011102.51796.yonaton@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 01 February 2006 09:44, Bruce Marshall wrote:
> On Wednesday 01 February 2006 06:27, James Knott wrote:
> > It seems
> >
> >> > to be working well enough for the two of them as it is, but I'm just
> > >
> > > curious if there's something that might be any better.
> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> > In order to use a switch or hub, you'd need 3 IP addresses from the ISP.
> >  If you get only one, you need a "router".  Also, those routers provide
> > a firewall function that's essential, if any of the computers is running
> > Windows.
> If he already has two computers hooked to the connection and things are
> working well, then it would appear that whatever box he is currently using
> is also a router.... and doing NAT.

Thanks to everyone for all the help. I'm slowly getting this network stuff
around my head, heh.

When I get over to her house, I'll look at the box the switch came in and
read it a little more and see what capabilities it has (As Bruce says above,
it might be doing some kind of router thing...but then she could also have
the 'business package' of the satellite provider and they're allowing more
than one connection).

I'll try to let everyone know what this switch she'd using does or doesn't
do and then be able to use all these suggestions to a better advantage.

BTW, the gf and her daughter are both dual-booting, they've both got
software firewalls on their M$ partitions. The Linux partitions are SuSE 9.3
on both computers (I got both of them to try it and so far they're both
liking it!).


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