If I replace my existing Linksys box with Linux Router, how can I know what kind of Routing to be en

Discussion in 'Linux Networking' started by santa19992000, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. I have current Broadband service through Cable, I wanted to replace
    existing Linksys Router box with Linux Router, then how I will know
    what kind of Routing protocol to enable on my Linux Box?. How can I
    know whether my current cable provider supports what kind Routing
    Protocl, i.e., OSPF or RIP kind of Routing?.

    How I will know my Linksys box supports what kind of Routing Protocol
    inside?. Thanks in advance.
    santa19992000, Jan 5, 2005
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  2. I doubt if your cable ISP would pay attention to any routing protocols
    unless you have a business account with static IP block. Typically you
    would set up Linux iptables (or older ipchains) to masquerade the private
    IPs on your LAN (in which case, routing protocols or daemons are not
    Its docs would tell you which (if any) routing protocols it supports. If
    it is a simple broadband router, it might not support any routing
    protocols. It likely just does NAT to masquerade any private (LAN) IPs
    behind it as its public (WAN) IP.
    David Efflandt, Jan 6, 2005
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  3. I just looked into my existing box to see which Routing Protocol it
    supports, It is not supporting any Routing Protocols at all. It says
    "NAT Firewall, VPN passthrough".
    santa19992000, Jan 6, 2005
  4. That's because the crap Linksys sells as a 'router' is nothing of the
    sort - it's a buggy NAT layer in hardware.

    Michael W Cocke, Jan 6, 2005
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