[Techtalk] RE: Networking Options

Jenn Vesperman jenn at anthill.echidna.id.au
Thu Nov 21 02:09:11 EST 2002

On Wed, 2002-11-20 at 19:44, Arashi wrote:
> Perhaps we could just drill
> a hole in the ceiling and run the ethernet cable diagonally across
> the house?  Does anyone know if possums find cables delicious?

Yes, you can do that. If you're concerned about possums eating cabling,
run it through some sort of conduit. Pipe conduit is available at any
hardware store.

> As if that weren't enough, my uni says Red Hat is compulsory for my
> course next year - we can't use any other distro.  Would it be better
> to install RH first, then set up the network?  And if I decide to
> have a dual boot computer (Win/Linux, or maybe Linux/FreeBSD), which
> OS handles the networking bits?   

If you intend to connect to anywhere with both OSes, both OSes need to
have networking. The OS that isn't running at any given time .. uh ..
isn't running. So it can't do anything for the other OS.

Jenn V.
    "Do you ever wonder if there's a whole section of geek culture 
        	you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.

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