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SubjectRe: high bandwidth server - bridging?
>> 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
>Are these cards (and clients) going to be on seperate rings or ports on a
>token switch?
>If not, then this will do you no good.
of course on different msau's (rings).

>> 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.
>No, what you are talking about is channel bonding, 'ethernet bridging'
>would be making your system look like a layer-2 ethernet switch.

well, I read that the bridging code "make the lan's appear as if they were
1 big lan".

In yet another mini-howto I read: <<

A bridge should not have an IP address. It CAN, but a plain bridge
doesn't need one.
Once the system is back up, put the ethernet cards into promiscuous
mode, so they will look at every packet that passes by its

>> So is it possible to give ONE adapter an ip-adress but not the other?

sounds interesting.

I'll have to give it a try when I get some time ... maybe after christmas.

thanks so far.


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