How to correctly use 2 on board nics
ivan at careytech.com.au
Tue Jun 5 10:55:09 UTC 2007
I have a server board with 2 onboard nic's
I have set them up in rc.conf as follows
network_interfaces="em0 em1 lo0"
ifconfig_em0="inet 192.168.1.3 netmask 255.255.255.0"
ifconfig_em1="inet 192.168.1.4 netmask 255.255.255.0"
The question, is this the correct configuration?
If I have both nic's connected to the switch I can ping 192.168.1.1 and
192.168.1.3 and 192.168.1.4
If I have only em0 connected I can ping 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.1.3
If I have only em1 connected I can ping 192.168.1.3.
What could the 2 onboard nic's be best used for. I was thinking that in
the event on was to fail then the other would still be ok.
Any ideas would help.
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