Is there anything fun I could do with 2 pc's and 5 adapters?
Posted on 2003-03-23
class C network 192.168.1.x
Ok, I have 2 linksys ethernet adapters on a fast machine running windows 98, and I also have a dell optiplex gx100, another 98 doze with 2 kingston ethernet adapters and 1 3com integrated ethernet adapter.
These are brand new 98 installs from my old RedHat_7.2, and I'm going to set up a dual boot system on the fast pc. I have already allocated a partition for it. I would also like to know, how I can connect both of the machines to my ethernet connection. I'd be open to splicing?? And then I would also like to connect the pcs with a separate cable, connecting them. I also am interested in using the extra adapters (total of 5) as a firewall or proxy or something. Also, each adapter would get its own ip address, but would static or dynamic be better?
If you understood some of that.... Basically, It would work like a Bus topology just utilizing different media (cat5 and 2 adapters instead of the 'T' cables).
Alright, so right now the setup I was trying to get to work was the connection cat5 cable plugged into the integrated adapter and then use a separate cat5 cable to connect one computer to the other. If you noticed, that only covers 3 adapters and yet I have 5. So I want to do something with them.
Eventually I will have Red Hat almost always running on the fast machine and run Windoze on the dell. I'm going to set up a Samba client/server to be able to use both machines resources at once.
I'm trying to see if there is a simple switch for sale that I could plug in just one mouse and one keyboard and with a switch it would go to either computer... couldn't I make a program that could switch through my network connection? Client/Server? Maybe I'll just make a switch..
Couldn't I come up with a set-up to bounce one machine off my own proxy/gateway whatever and be anonymous???
Any ideas about how to set up a "padded cell system" or "honeypot" computer to mislead an attack, would be cool.
Input would be NICE on ALL my questions. Details on maybe just one or two problems would be great! Sorry, I only have 75 points.
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