On Friday 05 June 2009 00:51:12 Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote: > Gerhard Magnus wrote: > > I recently had to deal with my ISP about a connectivity problem that > > turned out to be on their end. (The tech referred to linux as lie-nux > > and insisted on doing everything in XP which I fortunately had > > dual-booted.) But in the process of working through this it was > > necessary for me to describe the way I'd set up my LAN here and he > > seemed incredulous. This wouldn't bother me except that I've gotten this > > reaction before from people in the outside world but never an > > explanation. So I'm asking: is there something weird about this > > structure? Is there some "better" or more standard setup? > > > > The DSL modem Actiontec modem provided by Quest plugs into the phone > > jack. The Actiontec is an older model with only one ethernet plug. Since > > I have four boxes, two of which are dual booting Fedora and XP, I have > > an ethernet cable connecting the modem to the DSL plug of a Linksys > > router. I then have separate cables connecting the four outlets on the > > router to each of the four boxes. (I did all this cabling at a time > > before wireless routing was as available and cheap as it is today.) > > > > Each of the six operating systems (4 linux and 2 XP) has a static IP > > address and each has a firewall. I have NFS running on the linux > > systems. There's another firewall on the router, which is currently > > port-forwarding only ssh and torrent data from the outside world. > > > > I thought I'd check this out before going further.... > > > Well, I only have 2 PCs and a printer with wired connections - the > rest are wireless connections. I also have a virtual machine or two > with a bridged connection. They all go through a Netgear wireless > router. I have static addresses for most of the machines, but I did > it using the dhcp server configuration. (If I change NICs, I have to > change the dhcp server configuration.) > > About the only strange this is that I have 2 IP addresses set up for > my laptop - one for the wired connection, and one for the wired > connection. (3 if you count when it makes a VPN connection from > somewhere else...) > Isn't it unusual to connect the modem to the DSL socket on the router? The only time I've set up one where I had to use the supplied modem I used the router as a switch, connecting the modem to one of the LAN sockets. Anne -- New to KDE4? - get help from http://userbase.kde.org Just found a cool new feature? Add it to UserBase
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