[lug] router in bridge mode
nate at natetech.com
Fri Aug 23 16:13:36 MDT 2002
Hmmm... thinking about one other thing from this thread...
PPPoE has one distinct advantage over Bridged mode that I can think of,
*IF* your ISP supports it... mine does...
I can put up a dial-up connection to their modem pool and provide an
"alternative" username login to the RADIUS server... when I do that, my
routing to my DSL is re-routed to the dial-up link for my entire IP
Great for setting up dial-backup if the DSL drops..
Didn't think to mention it until just now...
On Tue, 2002-08-20 at 19:37, Timothy C. Klein wrote:
> This is how my DSL connection works with Forethought. The router does
> not get an IP address -- the IPs assigned would be for your machinces.
> You could thus either plug the router directly to the computer with a
> crossover cable, and have only the one IP (which you would set up in the
> host OS of the computer), or you could hook the router into a hub, and
> have two machines (or more, if your ISP would let you have them) plugged
> into the same hub. I run one hub, with a Cisco 675 plugged into it, and
> two machines, each with their own ISP. Again, the IP address is set up
> in the host OS of the machine -- the router knows nothing about the IPs
> I have in my setup (all that must happen on the other end of the wire in
> the DSLAM). I assume it would be the same for IDSL.
> It actually will save you one IP -- in PPP or PPPoe the router needs
> its own IP, it does not in bridging. It just listens on the wire and
> transparently routes packets out that need it.
> In my experience ( from watching tcpdump) none of my local traffic seems
> to go anywhere, and no remote traffic seems to come in.
> * Kenneth D. Weinert (mc at morat.net) wrote:
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> > Forwarding a question that's a bit beyond my ken - any thoughts are
> > appreciated:
> > techie question - if an ISP says they're going to set your SDSL router up in
> > "bridge" mode with 1 or 2 IP addresses, what does that mean? Is it still a
> > router that can share the connection with as many computers as you hub in?
> > Personally I still don't have a home network set up because I'm trying to get
> > it sorted - too much hands-on hardware :)
> > Thanks in advance for any assistance.
> > - --
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