Re: 2 nics, 1 network, puzzle?
On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 23:10:52 -0500
Jason Healy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I hope this clears things up somewhat. What you want isn't
> unreasonable, but given the way the underlying ethernet protocol is
> designed, and its interaction with IP, the kernel makes some
> assumptions that prevent you from getting what you want. The kernel
> does this because (1) the assumptions are valid according to the
> protocols and (2) because its easier to code and faster for the
> machine to implement.
Okay I give up. ;)
Since I have already solved my original problem by using IP aliasing,
instead of multiple cards, I will stop sucking up everybody's bandwidth
with this topic.
I still think that multiple cards on the same network is a reasonable
thing to do. Especially if your network connection is a good switch,
which can handle the bandwidth of all the cards while preventing
collisions. I hope this gets made to work someday. But I see now that
the current kernel wasn't really designed with that in mind.
Thanks to everybody for all the excellent advice, especially Jason. It
was very educational! And it reminded me... most things are more
complicated than they seem.
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