January 21st, 2004, 11:50 PM
1 server 3 NICs, 3 Switches and DHCP in linux.
Our server has 3 NIC and each one is connected to a switch. We did this because we don't want to cascade the switches. We're planning to migrate to linux and what i would like to do is for the network to treat the 3 NIC as 1 network instead of 3 network addresses.
if this is possible, how do i specify it in dhcpd.conf ?
should i use 255.255.0.0 or the 255.255.255.0 netmask.
should i also specify a range for the 2nd and 3rd NICs aside from the 1st nic ?
should i create a fixed-address for the 2nd and the 3rd NIC in dhcpd.conf ?
or should i just put it in ifcfg-eth2 and ifcfg-eth3 ?
is it wise to do it this way ? or should i just specify 3 different addresses and for the 3 NICs ?
Please help im also new to linux.
Thanks in advance.
Last edited by kenchix1; January 21st, 2004 at 11:53 PM.
January 23rd, 2004, 03:14 PM
You should probably search the web for some basic IP networking tutorials.