||Apache Web-Serving with Mac OS X: Part 1|
|Subject:||IP address using ADSL Router/Modem|
Response to: IP address using ADSL Router/Modem
You've got your internet connection (cable or DSL) letting info into and out of your house. First stop is the router, which in most cases also acts as a firewall separating the inside house network from the outside rest of the world. But this barrier must be semi-permiable in order to let your internet traffic in and out of the house (so you can get your email and buy Futurama from Amazon.com). The router can do this because it has a public side (the IP you get from your ISP - maybe fixed or maybe dynamic depending on your service) as well as a private side (your machines) and it routes traffic between these two sides. When you request a site the router knows your machine's local IP and takes your request and sends it out to the world at large, but after substituting its public IP address. When the answer comes back the router forwards the reply on to your machine.
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IP address using ADSL Router/Modem
2003-11-21 07:04:25 anonymous2 [View]