From: cout at domain eircom.net
Date: Tue 04 Jun 2002 - 15:59:05 IST
Having setup a FreeBSD box to do nat and firewalling for an internal network and configuring a laptop and the second nic on the FreeBSD box connected to a hub to verify my firewalling rules in perpairation for an ADSL connection I have two questions which perhaps someone could help answer.
There is at this moment a nic waiting for an rj45 output from an ethernet modem (ie a device that takes an rj11 input and has one single rj45 output (not a router/dhcp server/firewalling with nat as eircom seem convinced I need(for some obscure reason?))).
My question is since eircom will assign a static ip to us is it not possible to simply crimp some cable such that the wires from the rj11 output cross over and connect this straight to the nic that natd will run through? Or does this 'modem' perform some other function?
The eircom guy who installed the line seemed to have exactlty the device I am looking for ie (it had 1xRJ45 port) and was not a multi-RJ45 router.
But if all that this device the eircom guy had did was to perform PPPoE and provide an RJ45 interface for this would I not be as quick to simply get my static IP from eircom and crimp some cable such that RJ11->RJ45?
Oh and where has the BUGI list gone to?
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