How to properly set-up multiple NICs?
o.greve at axis.nl
Wed Oct 12 05:34:21 PDT 2005
I have a short and surely straightforward question: I want to set-up two
NICs on two of my FBSD 5.x servers. Each server will have a dedicated
NIC for all "outside world" traffic, and between the two machines I want
to set-up a 192.168.1.x local network via a cross-wire cable, dedicated
to local syncing of both machines.
I am assuming the proper way to do this is to simply (using sysinstall)
configure one NIC with the real live IP address, gateway, mask setting
etc., hooked up to the outside world, and the other one with a
192.168.1.x IP address, directly connected to the other machine's
similarly (though with a different IP address, of course) configured
192.168.1.y IP address over a cross-wire.
Correct, or am I missing something?
Also: when not using sysinstall: is /etc/rc.conf the only location where
such settings need to be made, or are there other files as well that
need to be manipulated for multiple NICs?
Note: Normally I would simply test this myself and make it work, but
tomorrow I'll have to add my new second server to the production
environment and my current live machine is one of the two machines that
need to be reconfigured. As I'll have preciously little time allocated
for the installation, I want to get as much anticipated in advance as
Cheers, and tnx for any and all replies!
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