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Re: Ethernet


On Thu, 2 Aug 2001 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 
> 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?
Just give it a personal ip, for example,, with gateway
(if is your gateway). And you will need a hub anyway. A cross
over cable can only be used between two computers. You need a hub and just
connect every computer with an ordinary ethernet (cat5) cable to it. None
of the computers is going to complain when attaching or removing a
computer. You do not even have to reset it (even windoze does not need a
reset!). Only be careful with your gateway computer: if you disconnect
this, no computer on the network will be able to connect the internet of


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