I've recently got a block of 8 IPs from my ISP. I'm looking to use some of these IPs on another machine of mine, which will no longer be using NAT, and thus publically accessible via the newly aquired IP addresses.
For ease of presenting my problem, I've constructed a diagram to show my current and proposed setup.
It can be viewed here: http://www.mytheril.com/misc/files/images/setup.gif
My ISP provided me with the following information in an email:
Assigned IP Address Range 188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206
Router IP (Default Gateway) 220.127.116.11
Useable IP Address Range 18.104.22.168 - 22.214.171.124
Currently, when I connect to the Internet (via a BeWan ADSL PCI ST modem, under slackware) I am assigned my static IP via DHCP:
ppp0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:126.96.36.199 P-t-P:188.8.131.52 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1550 Metric:1
RX packets:16439 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:16095 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:6347625 (6.0 Mb) TX bytes:1857122 (1.7 Mb)
My friend has a ADSL modem/router combo which assigns public IP addresses to the computers connected to it, and that's basically what I want to achieve with Linux. I'm not sure how common this function is, or what the proper terminology for it is (bridging?), maybe someone could shed some light on that also
(ps. I already searched Google and the forums here, with no resolution (atleast understandable by me).