Talk:Network Configuration (Advanced)

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The use of static routing is one of the cleverest networking configuration tricks I have learned despite it being difficult to find information on how to do it on the internet. Therefore I thought I would right it up with a rather detailed example with which to explain how to utilise it. I invite anyone to help on re-working it if they feel the topic could be explained better!



Not sure why but my userid User:DrModiford has been replaced by my internet IP. So it's me in case you're wondering!

some thoughts on this

ip/name: it's because you're not logged in.

dismissing subnetting with "and so on" is a disservice cos it's more complex than that, but I don't really see an easy way to explain it and not glaze people's eyes over. other than that small quibble (which I really don't know what to suggest to change, i'm just pointing it out), I would say excellent article, might want to mention VPNs in there somewhere (as static routes are used a lot in site-to-site VPN'ing (especially IPSec, although Jimbo prefers SSL/openSSL tunnels, they're the de facto standard...)

--Dave 18:14, 15 September 2007 (EDT)

yup, you just need to log in

anonymous edits are allowed, so you still get to contribute if you forget to log in but your name won't go on it. which kinda sucks for me 'cause I see 14+ edits from an IP address and think I'm gonna have to dig into the anti-spam again. =) Great article though, and I ESPECIALLY like the way you thought to work in the "defaultrouter" option explanation in rc.conf - that was one thing I remember knowing damn well what it was and what I wanted to set it to but having trouble figuring out HOW when I was first starting out. =) --Jimbo 18:23, 15 September 2007 (EDT)

another suggestion

consider adding a section on using route to check your current routes and change them (e.g., route add, route del etc etc). I would do it but uh, I'm lazy. you've do such great work already that I don't want to step on your toes.

--Dave 20:11, 15 September 2007 (EDT)

Thanks for the feedback

Thanks guys, much appreciated feedback! I had logged in but I guess the cookie or what-ever had lapsed and I became a number (much like in real life I guess!).

The 'route' command is a good suggestion. Give me a chance to try the command on my FreeBSD box in the office (a Wikipedia server itself) and I'll write up some notes on it.

The VPN option is a valid point. We use CheckPoint Secure Firewall for that purpose (and its to Hong Kong not Cayman Islands as per my example, but the rest of it is valid). I only have personal experience of this system and personally using SmoothWall. That's not to say I wouldn't be willing to write it up with some pointers but I have minimal foundation of tunneling using SSH/SSL. To me SSH is wrapped in PuTTY and is how I console to my boxes!

Jimbo, you say that anonymous edits are permitted. Is this intended to allow anyone to contribute? I think most people who are serious at contributing wouldn't take issue at having to sign-up and sign-in to do so - perhaps that's me personally. What do other contributers think?

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