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Re: Iptables question about peer-to-peer rules



On Mon, 2005-04-04 at 20:47 -0300, Pedro Fernandes Macedo wrote:
> Mark Nixon wrote:
> 

<snip>

> >As far as I can see, with the 3-4 machines I have on my little LAN, it's
> >not worth assigning fixed addresses?
> >  
> >
> It depends.. I preffer to have fixed addresses.. Since my brother runs 
> linux 100% of the time and sometimes I need to access data on his 
> computer when I'm on windows , I need to know the IP address he uses... 
> Also , if you want to open a service to the outside world (or you need 
> to open a port for bittorrent , for example) you'll probably need a 
> static IP... Most cable/adsl routers cant make port forwarding to 
> dynamic addresses.... Since I have a few services running here , I must 
> have a static IP...
> But DHCP helps a lot , since it removes the burden of configuring all 
> machines on the network... Nothing is simpler than plug in the cable , 
> run ifdown eth0; ifup eth0 (or ipconfig /renew on windows machines)...

OK, thanks, Pedro, for your help. I've got it working now. I'm reading
everything I can get my hands on about this LANs.

Mark


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