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Re: [K12OSN] LTSP server with 3 NICs?



Joseph,

Continue on the path that works for you. It sounds like people go the
route you have chosen. However, VLANs would work and don't need to be
used JUST for breaking down large networks. This would work perfectly
especially if you were doing layer 3 routing. There is no scalability
issues as mentioned before...except hardware (ie you can't do VLANs on
your hardware or your hardware doesn't support enough VLAN creations
for the size of your network). I would be happy to discuss this with
anyone if someone wished to pursue this route and had questions.

/paul

On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 10:56 AM, Joseph Bishay <joseph bishay gmail com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> 802.1q, or as I understand it -- VLANS -- would also do the same idea
> so to speak.  The issue is the hardware.  We don't have anything that
> is capable of doing VLANS.  I thought since this isn't the case of a
> large single network that I'm trying to break up into two smaller
> virtual networks, but rather two distinct rooms that are coming
> together, I could use the 2 NICs to resolve it?
>
> Joseph
>
> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 8:20 AM, Paul VanGundy
> <pvangundy bradfordnetworks com> wrote:
>> Joseph,
>>
>> Would 802.1q be a better solution instead of having two cards to
>> separate two environments and a third NIC to act as your access to the
>> outside world?
>>
>> /paul
>>
>> On Fri, Dec 19, 2008 at 12:30 AM, Joseph Bishay <joseph bishay gmail com> wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> How are you? I hope you are all doing well.
>>>
>>> I figure after lurking for a while it was time to get all my questions out. :)
>>>
>>> It ends up that our new LTSP network has two groups of clients
>>> (currently existing LTSP room A and a new room of thin clients in room
>>> B).  Each room has a switch.  There are 2 cables that then run from
>>> room A and B to a common server room where the LTSP server is.
>>> Originally the LTSP server was in room A serving only that room.
>>>
>>> Our LTSP server has 3 network cards.  Currently one of those cards is
>>> not active.  The second NIC plugs into the switch for the thin clients
>>> and the last NIC plugs into the router for Internet access.
>>>
>>> How do I activate that 3rd NIC card as a second thin client card?
>>> That way NIC A serves room A and NIC B serves room B and NIC C access
>>> the internet for room A & B?
>>>
>>> I wasn't able to search for this because I didn't know what this
>>> process was called -- I didn't think it was network bonding.
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>> Joseph
>>>
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>>
>>
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