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Subjecthigh bandwidth server - bridging?
Hi everybody,

I have a question.

Assume that I have a server with very simple network services and only a
few dozen clients, but slow network hardware (eg. 16MBit-TR).

To serve faster, I want to give it more than 1 network card (cpu fast enough).

But: to the clients it should be seen as 1 server and 1 ip-adress
(broadcasting required).


As far as I understood it, "ethernet"-bridging would solve my problem. but:
is that supported with TR? how to use it? I looked in the Ethernet- and
Firewall&Bridging-Mini-Howtos, but couldn't find a good explanation how to
use it.


I didn't try it - but if I give several network cards the same ip-adress,
will it work? i've seen the arp-entries in /proc/net/arp have an interface
with them - is that enough?


thank you for your answers!

ph.


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