Home network routing setup

From: Eros, Anthony <Anthony.Eros_at_compaq.com>
Date: Wed Apr 12 22:38:12 2000

Sorry for the partially off-topic question, but I'm stumped.

I'd like to set up more of my systems in a home network environment, but I
don't really properly understand routing and am looking for some help.

My internet access is through a cable modem that acts as a DHCP server,
allocating up to three IP addresses to specifically-named systems. For
instance systems "foo1", "foo2" and "foo3" will get IP addresses from the
modem, while "foo4", "foo5" and "foo6" will not.

I thought about snagging a small PC with a couple of NICs and running
ShareTheNet or WinGate, but I recently picked up a used Alpha running NT
with a pair of NICs that I'd like to try out as a router. Right now, the
Alpha has one of the magic system names (foo1), so one of the network
adapters gets a DHCP-served IP address. I have the other adapter's IP
address defined as, with the mask as and no
gateway defined.

I want to set the following systems up with static IP addresses: SGI Indy Symbolics Lisp Machine NeXT Cube Pentium II Laptop Pentium Desktop DEC Shark iOpener

I'd like to set up these machines to use as their gateway.
Seems to me that if I have the Alpha set up properly, I shouldn't need to do
any special route definitions on the other systems, right?

So, any suggestions on how I should set up the two NICs on the Alpha under
NT 4.0?

-- Tony
Received on Wed Apr 12 2000 - 22:38:12 BST

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