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Re: network setup question

On Wed, 2010-05-05 at 20:55 -0700, Kevin Ross wrote: 
> On 5/5/2010 6:06 PM, Miles Fidelman wrote:

> > - I have two network /27 network blocks that are NOT contiguous - I 
> > use one for each box
> >
> I'm not a networking expert, but this part seems wrong to me.  I don't 
> think you're supposed to have different subnet addresses on the same 
> broadcast domain.  If they both had the same subnet address, they would 
> then talk to each other over the switch and not touch the router.

Why do you think this, reason I ask is I had a rather long discussion
with a work college about this and I am wondering were this thinking
comes from.


> Another option is to change the subnet mask so that the mask then allows 

careful you might loose connectivity  with the router.

> both computers to appear to be on the same subnet.  This will have the 
> side effect of making other computers that happen to fall within that 
> same subnet inaccessible, since the networking layer will think those 
> computers are on the same subnet and not attempt to go through the 
> router, even though they aren't, and going through the router is required.
> I hope this makes sense.
> -- Kevin

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