[CentOS] routing multiple network cards on a single subnet

Robert Spangler mlists at zoominternet.net
Wed Jan 20 22:08:55 UTC 2010


On Wednesday 20 January 2010 13:57, Frank Cox wrote:

>  On Wed, 2010-01-20 at 09:50 -0800, R-Elists wrote:
>  > ummm, why do the two different networks need an IP on the same
>  > subnet ?
>
>  I have had a number of people ask me why I want this arrangement, where
>  I have two modems on a single outbound subnet.
>
>  This is (going to be) a server with limited upload bandwidth.  By having
>  two outbound connections, I can use a round robin dns entry to share the
>  load between the two connections and increase my capacity.

Please be aware that DNS was not designed to do what you are doing.  Yes it 
will do a round-robin but is not connection aware.  Lose a link and you lose 
half of the connections even though one link is still active.


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Regards
Robert

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