> *grins* Well.. you caught me out.<<
intention to try and catch anyboady out. Having said that I must be
mistaken, and you a super being and all kind of confused me! :-)
Sorry for the misspelling, anyone hailing from outside Weston-super-mare IS
considered a minor deity, no mater your true status in myth.
I would think that your instructions would be very welcome, but were not up
to keeping them in an ark if that's okay, but I do have a very nice zip
drive it that will suit your needs.
It's suprising how difficult it is to write instructions that are meaningful
and actually work. I find most of the 'how to' files rather hard work as
they often leave out (what is to the author) the most obvious parts (and
these are often the crux of the matter) or else they include mistakes that
one has to accept as correct, causing all sorts of frustration. One often
struggles with something, vowing to write it down and then after the problem
is resolved decide not to make notes as it ought to be obvious next time!
Six months down the line and it's back to square one!
Don't be too busy over Christmas, will you Azrael?
What you really should have is a network card to the
network, and an ISDN
card to the internet (or modem or whatever).
I was getting confused with my own plans to put a firewall between a
and a router (which would require two network cards,
one connected to
network and one connected to router).
If you want a proxy server, you don't need anything this complicated.
I assume you mean a caching proxy server, like squid?
It sits just like any machine on the network (only 1 network card) and
handles all http requests for other machines (and ftp etc if set up
If you're interested in setting up a squid
caching proxy server I have
files I wrote up for when I did it, a sort of how-to.
There are good instructions online.. but I found mine catered to me
because they explained what I would have needed to
know when starting. We
all start from different points, and if you can't get any good info
else, I'd be more than happy to post you my file,
or even to the list if
anyone else is interested?
p.s. It's Azrael and not Azarael. And it's supposed to be the Angel of
and not a minor deity. But I'll forgive you your
mistake and let you..
>From: "Adrian Wells" <adrian-wells(a)175-nbr.freeserve.co.uk>
>Reply-To: "Adrian Wells" <adrian-wells(a)175-nbr.freeserve.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Router IP addresses
>Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2000 13:58:22 -0000
>Hi, Azarael Angel Of Death,
>(Never though I would be greeting a minor deity on the Internet! It looks
>like the use of SuSE is truly universal! Inter-galactic networking must
>bring many problems of it's own though.)
>I am a little confused now.
>1) how could I connect to the Internet via a Network Interface Card
>would always assume Modem, ISDN terminal adapter etc.
>2) I have a server and an ISDN router connected to my network, both the
>server and the router have single NIC. I wish to set up a local proxy
>and assumed that this would 'sit' on the network via a NIC. Do I really
>to isolate the network traffic, user/proxy and Proxy/router? I can see
>this could have advantages, but depending upon
geography and topology
>could cause problems.
>3) Thank you for explaining DTE, I thought it meant "Data Terminal
>Equipment" since we were talking about communications.
>Before answering great Azarael, may I remind you that to be human is to
>or some other excuse!
> > >2) More to the point, Is it really necessary or just good practice to
> > >second network card when connecting to a router? The implication
> > >that it IS necessary.
> > One network card to be plugged into the Internet, one network card to
> > plugged into the network.
> > I think you may be confused with specialist routers, a specialist
> > connects to the Internet and your network,
but you don't need to put a
> > 'second network card' into it, as it already has two. What is being
> > about here is setting up a PC with two network cards, the correct
> > and then connecting it to network and Internet and using it as a
I mean, does this explain? :)
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