[K12OSN] LTSP server with 3 NICs?
R. Scott Belford
scott at hosef.org
Fri Dec 19 18:39:14 UTC 2008
2008/12/19 "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman at cmosnetworks.com>:
> This is exactly how I did the PPC/x86/SPARC K12LTSP server a while back, and
> yes, it would work wonderfully for your situation.
> Basically, you'd need to do this:
> 1.) Set up your third NIC for another client subnet (e. g. 192.168.4.0/24),
> and hook 'er up to that switch.
> 2.) Modify /etc/hosts to include host entries for the 192.168.4.0 range,
> just like the ones for 192.168.0.0 are today.
Right on, Terrell. This is how I have done it for labs and for the
PTC email garden. I am thinking that /etc/hosts.allow needs to be
modified, and I think I had to assign somewhat different hostnames for
the 192.168.4.0 range in /etc/hosts.
> Note that this is not channel-bonding. This is just good ol' fashioned
> separate interfaces on separate broadcast domains. There doesn't seem to be
> any need to channel-bond here.
This is a key point for many. Often times the congestion on your
server is not at your dual or core or octa CPU or in your RAM or in
your disk I/O. It is at your single NIC, even if it's a giganic,
trying to serve all that data. I rarely do an install with only one
NIC for the LAN.
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