On Tue, 6 Dec 2005, Lonnie Nunweiler wrote:
And that is the second thing that guys do wrong. They use simple
bridged clients which are vulnerable to the issue of the backwards
router and they create a host of other issues.
I will give you an AMEN (again) for touting the many benefits of a
properly designed network. I am right there with ya. I hope it
"takes" for some folks here.
I am usually silent and just watch the lists, but when I see wrong
advice given I cannot watch in silence. It is wrong to not use
DHCP and it is wrong to use a bridged design. If you have
For the most part, I would agree with this. DHCP is good idea.
PPPoE is better (IMHO). Both offer the benefits of easy
renumbering. PPPoE offers authentication as a "bonus". Hotspot
will do the same thing and (perhaps) even better authentication if
properly implemented. As for being "wrong" to not use DHCP...well,
that is a matter of design. I will agree with the idea that a
bridged network is a very poor design choice...but you all knew that
about me anyway. ;-)
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