3233Re: Change MAC address of NLSU2
- Dec 5, 2005--- In email@example.com, "zhyla" <nbm_clan@y...> wrote:
> Frans, I would tend to disagree here. Hardware routers don't give youZhyla, I understand exactly what you say.
> near as much control over firewalling and from what a friend has
> described some brands let all kinds of crap into your network. As
> long as he does a good job setting up the firewall and locking other
> things down this should be a fine way to get around his ISP's nuttiness.
Basically I would suggest to have a hw router as a first line of
defence. How good it is depends of course on the router sw.
Also when you want to config your nslu as router you need to add
additional network ports (e.g. a usb ethernet adapter, or a wifi
adapter if you want to go wireless). Still configuring the nslu for
that is not straightforward, and you need to know exactly what you are
doing in order to get it configured right.
Probably it is better to get the linux router from linksys (forgot the
type) and use that one, if you want router functionality.
The original poster wanted to use his slug as a server and needed to
change the MAC address because his ISP apparently tied his
subscription to a specific MAC address.
My comments were triggered by this. If, apart from the server, he
wants to use the internet connection, he also requires routing
Then again, I didn't know that such ISP's still exist. I think that in
NL even chello/upc ceased doing this (as it does not allow people to
connect e.g. an Xbox)
Anyway, when it comes to protection I still feel 2 is better than 1.
Best regards, Frans.
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