[K12OSN] OT Dual personality Server (network pass through)
robark at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 22:58:02 UTC 2010
I have 3 nics in a NATed gateway file server. Two nics (eth1, eth2)
provide dhcp and nfs services to an internal subnet via a dedicated
switch. The other nic (eth0) connects to an external WAN switch to
provide net access to the systems in the subnet.
WAN switch eth0 --- | SUBNET switch
Is it possible to disable the NATing, nfs, dhcp and just somehow
bridge the external WAN nic to the internal ones such that it's just a
pass through? Basically having the server behave like a switch?
Allowing the internal systems to join the network on the WAN. I know
how to disable NAT, nfs and dhcp but not how to configure the nics.
I know I could simply unplug eth1, eth2 from the server and plug them
into the WAN switch but my goal is to script this so I don't have to
physically plug and unplug network cables each time.
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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