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Re: [opensuse] Routing Question
  • From: Mike Noble <mgnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2006 21:02:56 -0800
  • Message-id: <200612302102.56955.mgnoble@xxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 30 December 2006 19:57, ka1ifq wrote:
> On Saturday 30 December 2006 22:26, John Andersen wrote:
> > On Saturday 30 December 2006 16:38, ka1ifq wrote:
> > > On Saturday 30 December 2006 19:44, John Andersen wrote:
> > > > On Saturday 30 December 2006 11:03, ka1ifq wrote:
> > > > > Hello All:
> > > > > I have a home network with 6 mixed os machines connected to a
> > > > > router for internet access, this all works great. I would like to
> > > > > add another network card to my main machine just for a VNC
> > > > > connection on a seperate network, as this would be an endpoint I am
> > > > > not sure how to proceed and all of the books I have don't cover
> > > > > anything like this or are just too old.
> > > >
> > > > What is an "endpoint"?
> > >
> > > Thanks for the info John.
> > >
> > > The plan was to have a seperate connection for only 2 machines so I
> > > could use VNC between them to not hog the main internet network.
> > >
> > > By endpoint I meant that the end of the second network would be my
> > > main machine, so there really needs to be no routing. It looks like I
> > > setup a second nic in my main machine and point my remote machine at
> > > it.
> > >
> > > Thanks, Mike
> >
> > Ok, but its still not clear to me if you have a separate connection to
> > your ISP for this second nic, or if it all leaves the building on the
> > same wire.
> >
> > If only one connection to your ISP, there's no point in doing a second
> > nic.
> >
> > VNC isn't that bad on bandwidth utilization if you set it for 256
> > colors.
>
> Here is the setup,
> Machine 1, my main machine Machine 2, Remote Machine ( in same
> building ) Nic 1, Network 1, connects to internet ( Nic 1, Network 1 ) -
> possible... via router. Nic 2, Network 2, just for VNC to Machine 1
> Nic 2, Network 2, just for VNC to
> Machine 2
>
> I think I could just do a swap cable between the two nic 2's .
>
> I haven't done much with multi-nic routing. I did a software router /
> firewall about 8 years ago..
>
> Thanks, Mike

Since Machine 1 and Machine 2 are in the same building, are Nic1 on
both machines in the same subnet?
Does Machine 1 have direct access to Machine 2, ie. not haveing to
go through the router?

Mike
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