Subject: Re: routing
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/09/1997 09:29:06
In article <>,
	Dustin Sallings <> writes:
> ... this is *really bad* network design.

What is so bad about it? Why must ethernet be limited to broadcast mode?
Was it burned into stone somewhere?

There are no double IP addresses is this setup, no wrong routes, nothing.
Image the link between the local router and the NetBSD box to be a serial
line with slip on it. What's bad about this setup now? Nothing! So what
can be bad about replacing the slip line with an ethernet? Please explain!

> Just because Linux allows for *really bad* network design, you
> shouldn't expect everything to. 

It's not only Linux which can handle this. The Cisco router wouldn't
have a problem with that setup either.

> I would either ask the Uni to do properly assign an address block,

Not possible.

> or use a NAT in there somewhere.

NAT will break several services.

Matthias Scheler