Subject: Re: [Slightly OT] Router advice
To: Damiano Giorgi <email@example.com>
From: Michael G. Schabert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/05/2004 17:28:39
>Wow, I'm getting more help than I deserved, given the OT :-)
>> You don't need aliases or anything - I did exactly this for ages with a
>> little Sun ( running Solaris though ) with only one network interface,
>> the DSL modem plugged into the switch
>OK, let's see if I got it right. Hey, I'm a newbie, please bear with me if
>I'm talking nonsense!
>This is what I wanted to do:
>| _________ | |
>|>-----|DSL modem|-------| H |--------> L [192.168.0.2 etc.]
>| |_________| ____| U |--------> A
> | | B |--------> N
> | | |
> | +---+
> 22.214.171.124 | 192.168.0.1
> ["real"] \ | /[alias]
> | |
> | NetBSD |
> | router |
>Would the above work? Do I need a switch instead of a hub?
Yes, that will work, and the hub is fine. The DSL modem, because it's
designed to be plugged into the computer & not a hub, will need to be
connected to an uplink port or crossover cable. I ran this way using
>Michael G. Schabert wrote:
>> Since only one
>> interface will be running a PPPoE client (the NetBSD router) all
>> other machines on the LAN are quite invisible to the outside world
>> except where the router is explicitly told to allow otherwise via NAT
>You shed some light in my mind... so the above setup would work with PPPoE,
>but would not with a straight IP connection. Actually, most DSL providers
>in Italy offer PPPoE, but the one I might choose has PPP over ATM, does
>that make things different? And btw, PPPoATM is supported at kernel level
>in NetBSD, right?
I'll have to defer to others on this. When I started using PPPoE DSL,
I was using Mouse's pppoe. I never changed over after we got
in-kernel because it just worked ;).
>Anyway, I think I'm going to either buy a hardware modem-router or follow
>Joshua Coombs' advice to get a SCSI-Ethernet adapter and add a second
>interface to the 475.
Just be aware that there's only a couple models that are currently supported.
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