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 (NIC). I
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 server
and assumed that this would 'sit' on the network via a NIC. Do I really have
to isolate the network traffic, user/proxy and Proxy/router? I can see that
this could have advantages, but depending upon geography and topology this
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 ere!
or some other excuse!
>2) More to the point, Is it really necessary or
just good practice to use
card when connecting to a router? The implication below is
that it IS necessary.
One network card to be plugged into the Internet, one network card to be
plugged into the network.
I think you may be confused with specialist routers, a specialist router
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,
and then connecting it to network and Internet and
using it as a router.
I mean, does this explain? :)
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