[plug] Dumb questino on networking

Shackleton, Kevin kshackleton at agric.wa.gov.au
Thu Jul 9 08:34:41 WST 1998

Aren't we both saying the same thing here?  I didn't point out that
192.168. is the "public LAN" range, but the fact remains that the LAN IP
addresses have to be mapped to internet addresses in this scenario which
is why masq or proxy is required, whereas in my case the router only
needs to determine what to pass through.

Have I missed your point or did I not put mine clearly enough?



> ----------
> From: 	John Summerfield[SMTP:summer at os2.ami.com.au]
> Reply To: 	plug at linux.org.au
> Sent: 	Thursday, 9 July 1998 6:48
> To: 	plug at linux.org.au
> Subject: 	RE: [plug] Dumb questino on networking
> On Wed, 8 Jul 1998, Shackleton, Kevin wrote:
> > My 2 bob's worth . .
> > 
> > The reason Gary says you need to proxy or masquerade is that your
> > number is completely different from your LAN address.
> No
> The reason is in the IP range itself: 192.168.*.* IP addresses are
> reserved for private *not accessible from the public) networks.
> Nobody will route to them except (possibly) the machine at the other
> end
> of thge ppp connexion.
> With standard approved IP addresses standard routing would suffice and
> would need to be configured appropriately both ends of the PPP
> connexion
> and on the LAN..
> Cheers
> John Summerfield
> http://os2.ami.com.au/os2/ for OS/2 support.
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