LAN w/ 2 Hubs

Kevin D. Kinsey, DaleCo, S.P. kdk at
Mon Feb 9 10:43:36 PST 2004

Elsie Rae Bryan wrote:

>We are in the design phase for a small business LAN and want to use
>FreeBSD as our DSL router/gateway/firewall/DHCP. We need to run a
>backbone cable to a second hub in an adjacent building. Rather than
>connecting the two hubs via a switch box, can a third NIC be used to
>connect the second hub or should the second hub be connected thru the
>up-link port on the first hub? We are leaning toward LinkSys products
>for all our hardware (nics, adapters, hubs) and would appreciate any
>advice on hardware selection.
>This is our first eMail, please advise if we aren't following the
>appropriate protocol. Thanks eRae
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The hub in the other building could run off another
NIC.  The question would be setting up the routing
between the two; and I'm not gonna embarass myself
on that one, it being Monday and all....

Email seems to be text/plain and wrapped around
80 chars; looks fine to me.

Kevin Kinsey
DaleCo, S.P.

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