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Date:      Sun, 31 Dec 2006 13:01:43 +0000
From:      "Martin Hepworth" <maxsec@gmail.com>
To:        "mstrickland16@nc.rr.com" <mstrickland16@nc.rr.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: How to configure switching between network interfaces?
Message-ID:  <72cf361e0612310501v6c58099eob35cf29e4d548cf4@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <c364b958104c17.104c17c364b958@southeast.rr.com>
References:  <c364b958104c17.104c17c364b958@southeast.rr.com>

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Myself, I'd get a couple of small fiber/ethernet convertors and then connect
everything to a small ethernet switch.

A bit more money, but simpler and I like simple.


-- 
Martin

On 12/31/06, mstrickland16@nc.rr.com <mstrickland16@nc.rr.com> wrote:
>
> How to configure switching between network interfaces?
> I would like to determine how, or if, the following can be accomplished
> with FreeBSD.
> Configuration:
> A BSD box setup with 1 GbE NIC and a 4 port 10/100 NIC
> The GbE interface will have a static IP configured (192.168.10.x/24)
> Planned Implementation:
>   Along with possibly serving other data such as NFS or HTTP traffic, I
> would like the interfaces to work as a switch. The GbE interface is a fiber
> optic NIC which connects to the rest of the network 100 or so meters away. I
> plan to use the other 4 interfaces to attach hosts to my network. I would
> prefer all of my hosts to be on the same subnet if possible, otherwise I
> would just configure routing between the appropriate interfaces. My question
> then is: Can the interfaces be configured to function as a switch would,
> allowing the connected hosts to recieve DHCP and other traffic "routing"
> from the fiber optic interface via the FreeBSD box. I know that in a basic
> configuration, 2 interfaces on the same subnet are not a best practice and
> would required special routing information. I assume that somewhere this can
> be configured. A good shove in the right direction would be most
> appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Mike
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