OT-hijacked. . .Re: [K12OSN] Solving the bandwidth bottleneck

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Tue May 10 20:28:56 UTC 2005

Jim Kronebusch wrote:
>>I have two NICs in a server, one on a public IP and one on a
>>private one
>>and they are both connected to the same switch. . . is this really a
>>Don't seem to be from here. . .
> As far as know this definitely breaks more than a couple networking
> rules :-)
> If it is working I hate to say change it as the general rule is "if it
> ain't broke don't fix it".  But you may want to fix that.
> You should never have 2 networks propogating the same switch.  This
> should cause major slowdowns and collisions, if not more.

Having two NICs on the same logical network is certainly a no-no.

But in Doug's case above, he specifies that the two NICs are on
different logical networks (one public, one private). I have the same
setup on several of my servers.

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