[Techtalk] DHCPD Question

Kai MacTane kmactane at GothPunk.com
Thu Oct 11 15:15:33 EST 2001

At 10/11/01 03:15 PM , Raven, corporate courtesan wrote:
>         At the same time, most modern routers are also capable of doing
>port-filtering and layer 4 stuff, and I have heard rumors of stateful
>firewalling coming soon.  Kinda makes it difficult to be a beginning
>networking student -- they tell you routers are layer three devices, and
>it's a big lie.  [grin]  1, 2, 3, and usually 4.

Wow, no wonder I can never quite seem to figure out the difference between 
all those different kinds of networking devices. My level of understanding 
is something like:

    Hub: One of those things I have a pair of, sitting in my kitchen.
Switch: Like a hub, but can go at two speeds. (May only have two ports.
         (One of my hubs is also a switch.)
Router: A thing I don't understand, don't own, and don't need.

Which is pretty basic, I realize. (Luckily, I don't make my living 
understanding network equipment.)

But at least now, I don't feel so *bad* about not understanding it!

                                                 --Kai MacTane
"When nothing's sacred any more,
  When the demon's knocking on your door,
  You're still staring down at the floor."
                                                 --The Chameleons UK,
                                                  "Swamp Thing"

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