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A Linux Router with just one NIC

By Marcus Ferreira ·
Dear Sir

After reading Mr. Vicent Danen's article "Using Linux with ADSL" a question was born: is it possible to setup a linux router for a home internet access with just a NIC?
I am asking this because I am not a network expert and, taking Windows98 as an example, I know can share an internet connection configuring 2 IP's to the same box -- one attached to the NIC and the other attached to the dial-up adapter. Is this scenario available to Linux?
Hoping to hear from you soon... Regards

Marcus Vinicius Ferreira

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by jacq In reply to A Linux Router with just ...

it sure is possible to attach more than one ip to a nic.. but
it would not be a firewall so i would suggest to buy a second nic.

regards,
jacq

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by borco In reply to A Linux Router with just ...

Hi!

Yes it is possible in very similar way as in Windows. One NIC and one other network adapter such as dial-up modem don't mather if ADSL, ISDN, ... will work fine.

Bye BorCo

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