Anton J Aylward recently wrote:
> At 08:41 AM 20/02/97 -0500, Richard Brackett wrote:
> >I don't believe that you are going to be able to make that configuration
> >How is TCP/IP supposed to choose
> >which adapter to use when talking to that subnet? Any multi-adapter
> > I've seen or implemented needed
> >two different subnets to work. I've done this under various unix flavors,
> Netware, and NT.
> >Most OS's will allow
> >multiple same-subnet addresses to a single card, but not two different
> >Others may have different experiences and I'd be interested in hearing
> from anyone with more
> >depth of knowledge on the subject.
> >>>> Ruben Sajnovetzky <ruben @
ar> 02/19/97 11:59am >>>
> >+ I wants to configure the two ATM interfaces using same a subnet
> >+ address(188.8.131.52) on a SGI workstation, for example, one is
> >+ and another is 184.108.40.206. But I found if I assigned the two ATM
> >+ into same a subnet, the IRIX system couldn't work correctly. If I
> assiged the
> >+ two ATM interfaces into two different subnet(ex: 220.127.116.11 and
> >+ 18.104.22.168), our IRIX system could work correctly. Do you know that two
> >+ network interfaces(such as ATM, ethernet or FDDI) in a UNIX machine can be
> >+ assigned into same a subnet? If can, how should I configure?
> 100% correct. So lets cheat.
> First I'm going to pick the network address on the class C subnet you
> I'm not going to use 10 and 11, I'm going to use 10 and (just to be
> 255-10 = 245, which was my old house number.
> Now I'm going to squint very hard and make the class C go away.
> With this squint, you no longer have a 24 bit subnet mask, 255.255.255.0
> (or ff.ff.ff.00) but instead a 26 bit mask (ff.ff.ff.80).
> OK, I told you I was going to cheat.
> >From the point of view of this machine, its on TWO subnets, each of which
> is half a class C. This is because when you did and ifconfig on each of the
> ports you did the appropriate mask as well.
> But that's only for this machine. All the other single ported machines
> on the class C don't suffer from this.
> I do say suffer. As Richard Brackett said, how are you going to make this
> What good will it do you? Are you trying to do load balancing? Split the
> load between
> two cards? Well this isn't going to do that. If that's your problem you
> need to
> figured out WHY you need more bandwidth. Run a snooper and see all the
> junk you're
> putting out. Turn off rwhod, and all those other noisy protocols like NIS
> and NFS. ;-)
> Putting on my consulting hat for a moment, lets ask two questions:
> 1. What are you trying to do?
> Oh yes, put two cards on the same machine on the same subnet.
> 2. What are you trying to ACHEIVE? What is your ENDPOINT OBJECTIVE?
> Sorry that's three. Assume the last two are different ways of asking the
> same thing.
> OBTW: Some RFC and hence some routers and IP stacks may not take kindly to
> chopping of subnets on non-8-bit boundaries, CIDR not withstanding.
> Some may say that all of the subnet 0 part simply isn't accessible.
> Your milage may vary. All I can say is that it has worked for me.
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I don't think this will help you unless the single NIC is overloaded in the
first place. Just by adding a second NIC will only help if the problem
is the NIC throughput. It's not going to help if the problem is network
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