[lug] Networking Pointers
mc at morat.net
Sun Feb 17 09:50:40 MST 2002
Ok all, I'm looking for some pointers for starting a home network.
The situation is this: due to space consolidation at work I've managed to
acquire 5 SparcClassics, a Sparcstation2, and a 10M hub.
What I'd like to do is this:
Install SuSE 7.3/space on all
4 classics - cluster them
1 classic - firewall
sparc2 - development for the other classics since they have such small hard
The install part I've got sorted :) Turns out one difficulty I was having
was OHS - what I thought was a network card was a video card *sigh*
At any rate, here's a base plan:
cluster[1-4] == 172.16.42.[10,20,30,40]
towel == dhcp/172.16.42.42
builder == 172.16.42.100
ken 172.16.42.101 <- my intel linux box
beth 172.16.42.102 <- daughter's windows box
The hub is a 3Com FMSII LinkBuilder, so it's strictly a (12 port/10M) hub.
As far as I can tell this is a valid addressing scheme for an internal
network and this means that towel will be the firewall machine and have to do
NAT and DNS, right?
The second question is this: can anyone recommend a good Linux networking
book that I can use my recently acquired SoftPro gift certificate on?
Thanks for any pointers - and after studying, I may have a few more questions
Ken Weinert mc at morat.net
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