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arpitt

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one of my friend said :

we do not need router on Linux we just need to install proxies on Linux servers they will work like routers. is that true ?

if yes, can u please tell me the process how we can do this on Linux ??

if not can u tell me how we an connect router with Linux as we do with hyper terminal in windows OS.
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Using Linux as a router is one thing, because you can configure it as a DHCP controller. But more simply you can use your router for what it's made for, which is a DHCP controller, and then set your Linux distro to obtain IP settings manually? Definitely not anymore complicated than Windows, just a different way to do it. You're using Hyper Terminal for a telephone line connection?
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You can setup Linux to bridge two ethernet connections, but you need to have two interfaces on the machine. Quite honestly, it is easier to use a hardware router to connect all the machines to and then you can have any machine on, rather than having to have the Linux machine on in order to use another machine. You can also do the same thing with Windoze, bridging the interfaces, although it would not be as secure.

You need not setup DHCP in order to use it, but it would make it easier. You can manually set the IP addresses.
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