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Re: DHCP and PPP

On Apr 6, 2005 6:42 PM, David Hoffman <dhoffman2004 gmail com> wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2005 11:34 AM, Henry Hartley <henryhartley westat com> wrote:
> >
> > As of this week, I'm on a cheaper circuit without any spare IP
> > addresses.  The former users all were getting broadband so it wasn't
> > suppose to matter but my parents order for broadband is taking longer
> > than expected.  I'd like to give them their ppp back until Verizon gets
> > things set up but don't know how to set it up so that dhcp can assign a
> > private IP address to the modem.  Can anyone here point me to
> > documentation that will help me with this?
> >
> > I've configured a simple DHCP server before but it didn't involve ppp
> > and I don't really know where to start.  Any help you can provide would
> > be greatly appreciated.
> >
> It sounds like what you need to do is create your new IP Addresses on
> a private (192.168.x.x) network, and then set your system to use NAT
> to allow the traffic to pass. That way you don't have to depend on
> other existing IP Addresses, and your machine can route the traffic
> through using NAT. I know there is information at TLDP.org with
> how-to's on setting up Masquerading (NAT) and PPP, but I don't recall
> actual links right now.
> Perhaps someone else will have better suggestions or links.
> --
> David
> Registered Linux User 383030 (since everyone else was doing it 8-)
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------

Or try the Linux Home Server howto on http://www.brennan.id.au/

It's been written with fedora and it explains everything what David
was talking about (NAT and routing internal traffic to a PPP device
with DHCP).


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