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connecting to internet without default gateway?

Discussion in 'Internet, Connectivity and Communications' started by bspkumar, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. bspkumar

    bspkumar New Member

    I have seen a interview question given by Daniel Petri as follows,

    Can a workstation computer be configured to browse the Internet and yet NOT have a default gateway?

    I think peer-peer networks does not require gateway. Am I right?

    Please provide me the answer.

    Thank you.
  2. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    Proxy server perhaps?
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  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    No, a Peer to Peer network would still need a default gateway.. usually the IP address of your router or Internet facing device.

    The Default Gateway is the door to get out of your local network, so generally you would configure it.

    However, it could be a tricky question.. as Sparky says.. a proxy maybe.. or more likely, set a persistant route in your routing table.
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