Re: home ethernet IP addresses
"Shyamal" == Shyamal Prasad <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
"Jeff" == Jeff Maxson <email@example.com> writes:
Jeff> Holy cow. Windows is set up as "get an IP address
Jeff> automatically", and no, there is no router, just a
Jeff> cross-over cable connecting the two. I'm guessing sticking
Jeff> in a static IP for both would be good, so as to make sure
Jeff> the IP addresses don't change every time either of us
Jeff> reboots, but would that make any problems if one of us were
Jeff> to dial up?
Shyamal> If all you have is a cross over cable only, I'd suggest
Shyamal> using static IPs on both side.
Following up to myself: if on dial up only one computer uses the Net
(you don't have Win2K or XP and use it to let other computers share
the net connection) then the static IP is all you need. If you do this
kind of sharing, and the Win2K machine is dual booted into Linux, it
will have to NAT (IP masquerade) for the other Win98 machine.