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Re: [K12OSN] LTSP server with 3 NICs?



Hi Paul,

Actually, Layer 2 in the Ethernet context is "bridging", and "routing" is specific to Layer 3.  :-)

In the case of LTSP, the LTSP server would itself be the router, so the 3750's routing engine (we use tons of those in my district, they're indeed very nice!) wouldn't need to come into play.  That said, we do use inter-VLAN routing to keep the "open SSID" wireless network away from anything on the school LAN while still providing Internet connectivity (Internet Web and DNS only).  VLANs are indeed very cool and very useful, and I love 'em.

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Paul VanGundy wrote:
Terrell,

Ok. I specifically mentioned layer 3 routing because it can do inter
VLAN routing where as layer 2 routing can not do inter VLAN routing
(ie Cisco 3750s can while 2950s can not). Inter VLAN routing is what
you may (or may not) want when segmenting a network.

/paul

2008/12/20 "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman cmosnetworks com>:
  
I agree, and that's how I've done it.  Matter of fact, in our schools, I
have to, given that our thin clients may be spread out through the school.
VLANs save my hiney then.  I can just dedicate one VLAN per thin-client
segment, and boom, I'm off to the races.

Layer 3 (aka "routing") would be done by the K12LTSP server for anything on
the thin-client segment, so that's taken care of.

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Paul VanGundy wrote:

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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