Subject: Re: wireless / dhcp
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/17/2000 22:00:18
On Thu, Feb 17, 2000 at 03:27:31PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> ... there's no conceptual reason a SLIP interface
> shouldn't be treatable as a broadcast-capable network; if it's run over
> a normal serial line, the hardware is point-to-point - but heck, so is
> 10baseT; it's the hub/switch in the middle that creates the illusion of
> a broadcast network, and the same could be done with SLIP encapsulation
> and a box with lots of serial ports.

You could even use a couple of machines with a slip interface as sort of a 
software token ring ;-)