Routing and bandwidth problem

neil neilcuk at
Wed May 5 14:44:46 UTC 2004

rpaiz at wrote:

> At 07:33 5/5/2004, you wrote:
>> > Linux can run multiple IPs on a single adapter by using aliases in the
>> > config, and then using the traffic shaper utils you can set bandwidth
>> > for each.
>> Actually, if he hooks the four tennents and the router to a five port
>> switch, the tennents won't be able to sniff anything but the broadcast
>> packets.
> It seems to me that this would work perfectly *if* each tenant either 
> configures all their machines with static IP addresses or has some 
> other way of handing out IP addresses. I do not see how to use DHCP to 
> assign the block to Tenant #1, the block 
> to Tenant #2, etc. via DHCP on a single server if all of them are 
> coming in via a switch.
> Once everyone has an IP address, this is great. But how to assign them?
> Thanks,
You could make it a condition that each of them supply you the MAC 
address of their machines and use DHCP to assign addresses based on them 
- or you assign each of them a block of ranges they can use and 
configure them themselves.


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