Re: Network Design
I don't get this.
If you can run DNS servers (that require static IPs) then why on earth
would you want to run the webserver on a dynamic IP?
You then go on to talk about "resilience and redundancy" for your
webservers. On a dynamic IP? Whats up with that?
You're just contradicting yourself. You want to run a full scale,
load-balancing/server-takover setup, yet you want to do this all on a
I can't see how you want to do all this properly, or what your real goals
----- Original Message -----
From: A. Benjamin
To: Homestead ; CrackStore
Cc: mervin whealy ; Lex Berrios ; Karl Winkler ; James J. Stewart ;
Sent: Sunday, June 04, 2000 2:55 AM
Subject: Network Design
I have a network layout that I am deemed to put into operation.
I am trying to make this thing work before I start configuring
this monster. Please offer your comments.
Here's a few hurdles I would have to overcome.
1. I do not have a static IP address to my ISP. It's dynamic.
2.Computer number 1 is on the 1st floor and the rest are
all in the basement.
3. I have no bridges, routers or switches.
4. There is one twisted-pair cable running from the basement
to computer 1 and wish not to run another.
5. I will attempt to use a redirectional service, such
as DHS to direct viewers to a my web server.
6. I will run my own DNS servers.
7. I want to add some resilience and redundancy for
my webservers. I mentioned a primary and a secondary
web server. The primary would be my main domain and
the another a subdomain. As I understand, a Class C
IP address is not routable thru the internet, but can I use
it as a secondary web server if it has a Class C IP?
A few temporal remedies:
1. I could use a program such as DHSup to have my IP
address point to the same IP address to compensate
for the dynamic IP.
2. When I use DHS services and create a host for example,
myserver.dhs.org, and my computer (locally) host name is
Phoenix, I can configure my DNS server to reflect
3. If it is possible, I could "sub, sub, subnet" a network to
give more than one workable IP. For instance, I have
configured the following:
Network Hosts (from and to) Broadcast Address
126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11
18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52
184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11 18.104.22.168 22.214.171.124
126.96.36.199 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 220.127.116.11
Is this conceivable?
Please reply with any comments that I could use to better my
problem. Thanks for you help.