cable modem update

Steve Holmes steve at
Fri Jan 9 23:52:36 EST 2004

Good deal.  I didn't think you would have much trouble.  Since we have
dynamic IP's here, I did like you have done already, run dhcpcd and
vala, I got an IP from them.  It was slick.  The only hitch I ran into
when the tech was here was the original cable I tried to use between
the computers NIC and the modem wouldn't give him a signal on the
modem.  We finally decided to try the cable that came with the cable
modem and that came right up; the other came from a broadband router
from Sprint and perhaps it was a cross-over cable And I didn't know
that then.

If by any chance you want to serve any outside users, you will need to
use a service like and they have some linux compatible
clients that automatically update your IP address to their
nameservers.  Dyndns is free.  If you register a domain elseware
and just want to have dyndns update for you, there is a nominal anual
charge to have that extra service.

On Fri, Jan 09, 2004 at 01:39:23PM -0500, Chuck Hallenbeck wrote:
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> Hi folks,
> Well, it was a snap. Slackware 9.1 needed no tweaking or tuning
> except to select dhcp in the netconfig script. I am getting
> identical transfer speeds to my former DSL connection, and am
> learning to get along without my ppp interface okay. I used to
> perform all sorts of tricks in my ip-up and ip-down scripts which
> I no longer execute.
> Next step, firewalls and netfiltering. Cheesh!
> Chuck
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