and I went
to help John, the paper millionaire of a dotcom, set up his home network.
He has a cable modem and no static IP addresses so it's a matter of
configuring a Linux box to act as a firewall and IP masquerading.
John, being a paper millionaire of a dotcom, can afford to buy insanely high
end PC equipment and his primary box, dookey is an insanely high
end PC. I don't remember the details off the top of my head, but it's this
large box the size of a small refriderator you'd find in a college dorm
room. And it's running Linux.
The installation went fine. The only problem we encountered was a problem
in getting an IP address via DHCP from his cable provider. The problem
ended up being his currently assigned IP address was bound to a MAC address
from his Windows system, so we swapped the ethercards (not wanting to wait
for the timeout period) and instantly we had a good connection.
Three commands later and we had IP masquerading working on Linux.
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