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[ale] two connections to internet??



It really depends.  If you are pack-rat like me, I pick up
the $5 NIC or free ones from CompUSA/Circuit City for rainy
days.  However, I think you can find a 4-port D-link NIC for
$75 or less on the net.

I would like to learn how you are going to solve the routing
problems though.  Then, load balancing/fail-over...

Bao

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ale at ale.org [mailto:owner-ale at ale.org]On Behalf 
> Of Thompson
> Freeman
> Sent: Thursday, August 30, 2001 10:41 AM
> To: Leonard Thornton
> Cc: Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts
> Subject: Re: [ale] two connections to internet??
> 
> 
> 
> Point taken - sortof. Financial considerations _do_ drive so 
> much of my
> own stuff...
> 
> OTOH, and the itch that caused me to jump in, I have the 
> healing wounds
> and old scars on my backside where the spare parts "solution" 
> developed
> teeth and turned around and bit me 8-/. It seems like spare 
> slots make it
> so much easier to avoid a solid bite from those teeth.
> 
> YMSV (Your milage should vary), and the implied critisism(sp?) which I
> percieve now was not intended.
> 
> On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Leonard Thornton wrote:
> 
> > If you are like me, you are building systems with scrap 
> parts, bandaids 
> > and chewing gum....no money for those new high tech, hi 
> density cards!!! :)
> > 
> > Thompson Freeman wrote:
> > 
> > > At that point, why soak up three bus slots with NICs? 
> There are cards
> > > which support 2,4 and more ethernet connections (_not_ 
> internal hubs -
> > > full ethernet adaptors). The software setup remains the 
> same as with
> > > separate cards, but you haven't consumed all expansion 
> slots.  Possibly
> > > bad security, but add a firewalled modem with the saved slot. 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > On Thu, 30 Aug 2001, Leonard Thornton wrote:
> > > 
> > > 
> > >>Wht not build a single firewall with 3 Ethernet cards? (2 
> external 
> > >>connection and 1 internal connection)  Setup you DSL as a 
> primary route 
> > >>and the cable as secondary in your routing entries.  Use NAT and 
> > >>prtforwarding to route traffic to your mail / web / ftp 
> servers on the 
> > >>internal network from the outside world.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>Gary MacKay wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>>Ok, here's a weird question for you. I had RoadRunner service and
> > >>>recently installed a DSL line so I could have a 
> dedicated IP. (Yes, I'm
> > >>>aware of dyndns.org, but choose not to for now.) 
> Currenly my firewall
> > >>>box is connected to the DSL and my cable modem is 
> sitting here mocking
> > >>>me with it's little blinking lights. It was way faster 
> than this DSL,
> > >>>and I just can't bring myself to shut if off. My 
> question is, can I have
> > >>>both? :) Something like this?
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>                     Internet             Internet
> > >>>                         |                    |
> > >>>                     firewall 1           firewall 2
> > >>>                         |                    |
> > >>>                         +------- hub --------+
> > >>>                                   |
> > >>>                                  / \
> > >>>                              mail   workstation(s)
> > >>>                              srvr
> > >>>
> > >>>I envision just setting the gateway address of my workstion(s) to
> > >>>firewall-2 so I can enjoy the fast connection for every 
> day browsing,
> > >>>but the email/web server will use firewall-1 as it's 
> gateway so the
> > >>>fixed IP will work for it. Will it work? An added 
> benefit would be if
> > >>>one goes down, I could switch the gateway addr and keep browsing!
> > >>>
> > >>>I realize I could split them apart as two seperate 
> networks, but then my
> > >>>workstations would have to go out the cable modem and 
> back in the DSL
> > >>>line to check email. Seems kind of wierd when the boxes 
> sit about four
> > >>>inches apart!!
> > >>>
> > >>>- Gary
> > >>>--
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> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > 
> 
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