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Share a DSL internet connection over FireWire
Authored by: greed on Jan 27, '06 08:22:05AM

One note about the fixed IP address: The address needs to be between 2 and 254. "All ones" in the host portion of an IPv4 address is the local broadcast address, and you don't want to give your machine that address.

(The host portion of the address is the part where there are binary zeros in the netmask. So, given a default netmask of 255.255.255.0, the host portion is the last 8 bits. "All zeroes" is also special, and refers to the network.)

Though I agree with another responder, just set Ethernet to Automatic and use Internet Sharing.



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Share a DSL internet connection over FireWire
Authored by: mcamou on Jan 31, '06 06:23:49AM

Actually between 1 and 254, the reserved addresses are 0 and 255



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