[techtalk] Basic networking

Angela Nash Chick at the-nashes.net
Mon Jan 15 20:42:56 EST 2001

You can set up a system and use what is known as NAT (Network Address
Translation), or Masq in Linux.  Basically, this lets more than one PC use a
single IP address.

My recommendation is to go buy the LinkSys Etherfast Cable/DSL router.  They
are $99 from buy.com and do NAT in hardware.  They are fast and easy to
configure.  Plus, they inherently secure your network since inbound
connections are not allowed.

Cheap and very effective.


-----Original Message-----
From: Chou, Mary [mailto:Mary_Chou at bmc.com]
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 7:09 PM
To: 'techtalk at linuxchix.org'
Subject: [techtalk] Basic networking

Hi all,
I'm a Linux newbie who's using Red Hat 7.
I realize this is slightly off the subject, but I am *really* new <G>

If I want to share an SDSL line between 2 computers, what are my options?
I know customarily, people use routers, are there any other good
for example, software?  I purchased a Linksys hub (switch) on the
of a friend, without realizing what would be needed.

Also, as far as networking, can I see a Windows 2000 machine from a Linux
I will have one of each when I bring home a PC from work.

Thanks in advance for your help.


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