On Wed, 18 Aug 2004, Melvin Backus wrote:
> No problem. I should have figured there was a method to the madness as
> they say. In that case you're already requiring the Linksys, so go for
> it. As someone else already mentioned, there is a separate setting for
> each optional interface for dhcp, but that would essentially require that
> you have a separate interface for each office. That is probably a good
> choice if it's physically feasible, but on most hardware I'd expect that it
> would require multiple NIC cards. I don't know which if any of them are
> supported. That would be much more secure since it would prevent anyone
> from sniffing packets on another subnet since they're no longer physically
> connected. It does however restrict how many subnets you could offer. It
> may be a reasonable solution though, and certainly worth investigating I
> would think. Assuming that you're charging these other offices for
> connectivity, etc., any additional cost for the NICs and possibly different
> hardware could easily be justified and passed along as required.
It also might be doable with VLANs, but don't count on VLANs for security.