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Re: Networking - dhcp-client

Hi Alan

Rather than obtaining IP addresses from your ISP it would be preferable to front your system with a router (with integral firewall). If you haven't got a PC to create one with, a dedicated router might be the answer.

We've use the Vigor 2600 ADSLModem/router which works out of the box (just need to configure through a browser window) There is a 2200 model which is just the router. You then assign private IP address inside your network but to the outside world you have one static IP address.

You can then hang as many PC's off the back of the router by adding extra switches - we've got a 4 port router plus an 8 port Netgear FS108 switch which gives us a max capacity of 10 devices (PC's) - 2 ports are used to join the router to the switch.



On Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 02:36 pm, <ajlakin@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

Clive says:

Hi Alan

If you've got a broadband connection, it is really simple. Change your
/etc/apt/sources.list to:
http://.......etc/debian stable main (stable is woody and it means that
when sarge becomes stable you will upgrade seamlessly)
There is also a command to upgrade your sources list automatically but
I can't recall it offhand - you should also include the source for
security patches.

And then use dselect as described in Note 3.4 within:

I almost always use dselect to add and remove packages - it's just so
easy ;-) No floppies, no CD's just instant gratification ;-)

Looks like I'll be registering another MAC with my ISP. Isn't it amazing how it takes someone else to state the flaming obvious ;-))

Obviously my cable connection is b****er all use if teal cannot connect to the network to use it. BUT I can unplug the cable and feed it straight into teal to perform the upgrade and then have a go at re-establishing the network stuff once Woody is on board:-))

       Alan Lakin

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