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Re: Ethernet

On Thu, Aug 02, 2001 at 08:50:01AM -0400, JakeCatfox@aol.com wrote:
| Thanks a lot for the help, that pretty much answers everything. One question, 
| though-- How would I configure a third machine to use the same network? Also, 
| is it possible for me to run a cat-5 cable from my computer to a hub, then a 
| cable out from that to any number of machines (configured of course), and 

Yes, in general Ethernet adpaters are connected via a hub or switch
(switches are a little better, but a little more expensive too).  If
you want to connect to adapters directly you will need a crossover
cable, not a straight-through ("normal") cable.

| then connect and disconnect them as neccesary? For example, if I configure 
| the 3 machines as,, and, will Linux be okay with 
| vanishing suddenly if I disconnect my laptop, and still work if I 
| reconnect it?

It will work fine as long as it doesn't need any services from it.
(ie it doesn't have a samba or NFS mount, etc.  If the laptop is just
a client the ipmasq'ing server won't care at all)


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