Another basic networking question.
Ed.Greshko at greshko.com
Thu Apr 2 01:16:57 UTC 2009
Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> Simon Slater wrote:
>> G'day everyone,
>> I've been working through a networking cookbook that obviously assumes
>> some basic knowledge on networking ... that I don't have. So to humbly
>> ask of the gurus here:
>> When a firewall computer has 2 nics, they should be on separate
>> subnets? Yes?
>> When an ISP dynamically assigns an ip address, is it associated with
>> the dsl router, eth0 where it plugs in, or the ppp0 device that does the
>> So if eth1 goes to a lan and has its ip address configured in its
>> ifcfg-eth1 and similarly eth0 on the wan side is configured to get its
>> address from dhcp, is it the ISP's dhcp server that it needs to get the
>> address from or the local dhcp server?
>> With respect to the ip address for configuration of the dsl router
>> (defaults to 192.168.1.1 for this Linksys AG300), which subnet should it
>> be on, the lan side or wan?
>> Slightly more advanced: What are the pros and cons of using an ifup
>> ppp0 command from the firewall computer to connect with the ISP versus
>> connecting from within the dsl router itself?
>> Thanks in advance.
> Why do these sound like test/homework questions?
Maybe because he is trying to learn and the evidence has shown that
someone on this list will be willing to indulge almost any question even
though answers can be found with a bit of work?
What's page one, a preemptive strike? -- Professor Freund,
Communication, Ramapo State College Mei-Mei.Greshko at greshko.com
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