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Re: Connecting 2 computers to the internet



Install dhcpd and configure it with your ISPs DNS servers, or use a configuration tool (like firestarter) to do it for you.

WinXP will then get your ISPs DNS name servers.

Running a caching name server on a two PC network is probably more trouble than its worth.


Here is an example of what to put in /etc/dhcpd.conf

ddns-update-style interim;
ignore client-updates;

subnet 192.168.1.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
        option routers 192.168.1.1;
        option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
        option domain-name-servers 63.67.120.14, 63.67.120.13;
        option ip-forwarding off;
        range dynamic-bootp 192.168.1.100 192.168.1.254;
        default-lease-time 21600;
        max-lease-time 43200;
}



Um, this was not very clear to me. I gathered that I must: 1) have in my network setup knowledge about the ISP's DNS addresses. OR 2) If the gateway acts as a local caching nameserver, I have to use my IP as DNS address.

Where could I find out about these two situations? Is the choise of 1
or 2 up to me, or does it depend upon the ISP?


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