nico at familiemeijer.org
Fri Nov 28 02:07:06 PST 2003
May I recommend ethernet anyhow?
Depending on the make and model of the modem, ethernet modems can be
just that or perform all sorts of tasks. You might be able to opt for a
simple bridging modem or perhaps for a full fledged NAT-router/firewall
with built-in switch. Who knows, I have no idea what's possible in this
Ethernet itself does not require any drivers or third party software to
be installed other than what's already there in (almost) each and every
You can hook up *any* ethernet capable device to this modem. This makes
ethernet modems infinitely more flexible as it almost always just "works".
Besides, running services like NFS on a NAT firewall is a Bad Idea.
Separate the router/firewall from the internal services as much as
possible and you'll be a happier camper.
There's my $0.02... Nico
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