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Date:      Mon, 30 Dec 2002 17:16:52 +0100
From:      Alex <>
To:        "Dave [Hawk-Systems]" <>
Cc:        "Alex" <>, "Grant Peel" <>, <freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re[2]: 2 networks, six NICs, 3 Servers, 1 switch.
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Dear/Beste Dave,

Monday, December 30, 2002, 2:25:39 PM, you wrote:

>>> 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?

First. The old configuration already contained a hub. When the total
connections became larger than the hub we added a switch. I never
tried to configure it manually. Secondly although most IP-packages
gets filtered some packages still get though. Thirdly some switched
are disguised hubs. (At least in my price class)

Best regards/Met vriendelijke groet,

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