[Dshield] adsl and 2 pcs

David Kennedy CISSP david.kennedy at acm.org
Tue Jul 17 07:40:08 GMT 2001


At 12:48 PM 7/16/01 -0400, joe.duncan at hrdc-drhc.gc.ca wrote:
>David, you seem to have misunderstood the initial poster's message.
>In it he  stated exaclty how the internet PC was connected to the
>DSL modem. (Note: it  is a DSL modem, not a DSL router).

Yup, I missed the "usb" in the original, and I suppose I used details
from my SOHO network where I do indeed have a CISCO *router* on the
end of the wire provided by my carrier.

>In addition the user has a NIC on the internet pc connected on a BNC
>cable to  the NIC on the data PC. Since the user is using BNC
>cabling, there's no hub   

I guess I missed the part about using BNC too.  I haven't used co-ax
in about 7 years and just picked up on the "via 100base-T" in the
original message.  I didn't know 100base-T = BNC, I always thought of
BNC as 10base2, thin net, co-axial cable and 100baseT as Cat 5
twisted pair, so now I've learned two things.  Again I was using
details from my home office and reading too much into the message. 

I still think putting at least a desktop firewall, in addition to an
anti-virus is the way to sleep better.

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David Kennedy CISSP
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