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Date:      Mon, 30 Dec 2002 08:25:39 -0500
From:      "Dave [Hawk-Systems]" <>
To:        "Alex" <>, "Grant Peel" <>
Cc:        <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   RE: 2 networks, six NICs, 3 Servers, 1 switch.
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In-Reply-To: <>

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>> I am about to move our 2 servers, and add a third, to a new colo.
>> On each of the three servers there will be two NICs.
>> 1 NIC on each box is to be dedicated to the internet.
>> 1 1 NIC in each box is to be dedicated to local. (
>> Can I plug all three NIC s into one switch (the switch will also be
>> connectoed to our providered swtch, for Inet connection) and expect both
>> networks to work OK?
>It does work, but you will be getting a lot of warnings because some
>IP-packages will arrive at the wrong NIC first. (I run one server like
>this for a half year now) Call me lazy. :-)

Shoudn't the switch figure out after a few packets that NIC1 contains addresses
10.... and NIC2 addresses 192... and not send the wrong packets to the wrong
NIC?  Or are you using a HUB in your installations and thus the wrong packets
being sent?  Isn't the purpose of the switch to avoid this behavior either
automatically or via manual onfiguration of the switch ports?


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