Home network routing setup

From: Sipke de Wal <sipke_at_wxs.nl>
Date: Thu Apr 13 12:44:30 2000

I use an old 486 with small HD and LINUX to do the dirty routing work
Install Slackware (not to bloated) with ppp, ipchains, maquerading,
wvdial or pppd (if dailup is needed) and the PMfirewall software.
I still have the option to use part of the HD for FTP or SAMBA.

I may even be possible to use a HD-less 486 system. (take the fan out in
the PSU to reduce the noise and without a HD I don't think youll miss it)

see: The linux Router Project

or: PicoBSD

Maybe you wan't to use the Alpha for more demanding work

I've heard that lots of companies in the US and Europe have a
surplus of "obsolete" Pentium I and 486 equipment, so it
should be easy to get a few........

----- Original Message -----
From: Eros, Anthony <Anthony.Eros_at_compaq.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 5:38 AM
Subject: Home network routing setup

> 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 Thu Apr 13 2000 - 12:44:30 BST

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