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Re: [SLE] Question about 'net connection/sharing
  • From: Bruce Marshall <bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Feb 2006 10:44:19 -0500
  • Message-id: <200602011044.19217.bmarsh@xxxxxxxxxx>
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.
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> 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.

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