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Re: can CYGWIN have a different IP address to Windows?
- From: "John Vincent" <jpv50 at hotmail dot com>
- To: s_i_lao at gmx dot net
- Cc: raphael at oninet dot pt, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 15:13:26 +0000
- Subject: Re: can CYGWIN have a different IP address to Windows?
Informative answer. I knew it was possible if you have more
than one NIC, but up till now I had assumed one NIC == one IP address.
Thanks for the info.
From: S. L. <email@example.com>
To: "John Vincent" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
CC: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: can CYGWIN have a different IP address to Windows?
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2002 07:57:19 +0200 (MEST)
> I think this answer only applies to WinNT/2000/XP. Out of interest,
> does anyone know if the same trick can be done on Win9x ?
Just a "spread the word" (I've not actually tested). There can be more than
2 IP addresses on a Win9x box, adding more TCP/IP protocols. This is a
hint (dunno if it applies to 95 and/or OSR2).
Problems that arrive with this are:
1. You cannot control what network device the added protocol associates
with. I. e., if you have more than 1 network device (dial-up, VPN, etc.),
must add protocols until you get one associated with desired network
delete those unwanted.
2. Win9x stack is incomplete (most noticeable, it doesn't route), so other
problems may also appear.
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