since a few days I'm the lucky owner of two NE2000 comp. ethernet cards that
I use to connect two PC's using a LAN. In order to be able to communicate
over the LAN, I have to assign network addresses to the computers. I
understand that I can choose these network addresses quite arbitrary as long
as I don't 'let them go outside'.
However, sometimes I make a SLIP connection to the university I'm working
for. Since it's a dynamic SLIP connection, most of the time I get a
different network address for the machine I make the SLIP connection with.
Now, how do I setup Linux properly so that I can use both the LAN and the
SLIP connection at the same time? Do I have to apply for official network
addresses (but then what about the address assigned during the SLIP
connection)? Or do I have to play one of the computers the role of gateway?
Any help would be greatly appreciated,