Networking hardware queries

Declan Moriarty declan.moriartyt at
Wed Feb 25 09:08:05 PST 2004

On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 03:56:45PM +0000, Tony Sequeira enlightened us
> On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 14:57:40 +0000, Declan Moriarty wrote
> > 
> > I have a growing number of boxes lying around here, and a project on
> the
> > back burner. Hence these queries.
> > 
> > 1. I have no network hub as yet. Can I stick 2 cards into a box and
> set
> > it as server under linux, in effect using it as the hub and server,
> > or should I buy some hub?
> I would buy a switch in preference to a hub.  As to the first part of
> the question, I'm no expert, so am not sure.  Problems may occur if
> you want both cards to be on the same subnet.  And surely this would
> only allow you to connect three machines together, unless I have got
> hold of the wrong end of the stick entirely, in which case please feel
> free to tell me.  <Disclaimer> I may be totally wrong as well, so I
> stand corrected in advance. </Disclaimer>
> s/Disclaimer/Chicken mode/g

Never be afraid of being shot down, Tony. It keeps you humble like me ;-)

I heard a switch was the modern way to go. It's all fine as long as it
doesn't cost real money.


	With best Regards,

	Declan Moriarty.

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