[Linux4christians] Re: Networking made simple?
hpp3 at bluebottle.com
Thu Aug 3 11:49:41 EDT 2006
>> The great thing about hubs is that, for tiny
>networks, they are
>> bottom-tier cheap yet still very successful for
>what they do.
I don't know if my friend is giving me a router or a hub, but if ip addressing is the largest consideration there, I have no problems setting up static IP's. And thanks for the technical descriptions, I fear them not (In another facet of my life, I work on tube gear).
>Plus, with a hub, how is he going to access the
>web? Hubs are just peer to peer (again my
>understanding is that they just broadcast what
>they get to every port and hopefully somebody
>responds, so correct me if I'm wrong), so
>somewhere you're going to need a second NIC if you
>don't have a router or some similar device unless
>he's on dialup.
Yep, I'm on dialup, but I'm not connecting these particular machines to the internet. Actually, I'm teaching my 9-year old son a few things about computers at the same time I'm teaching myself networking and he's excited about the idea of "writing letters to each other" on the computer.
So far, it's been limited to me writing on a piece of paper what he is to enter into a bash prompt, him typing it in, telling me what happened and me explaining what just went on. Gotta start somewhere...
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