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Re: [opensuse] Routing Question
  • From: Kenneth Schneider <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 08:21:20 -0500
  • Message-id: <1167571280.5123.6.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, 2006-12-31 at 00:30 -0500, ka1ifq wrote:
> On Sunday 31 December 2006 00:02, Mike Noble wrote:
>
> > > 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
>
> Yes they are on the same subnet, but there is no direct connect only via the
> router. I would like to do a direct connect between them just for the VNC and
> would have to be on another subnet (as I see it) , thus all the questions
> (I'm learning)

There is _no_ need for the separate nic as VNC uses very little
bandwidth. Eliminating the router will not make it any faster. I have
used VNC across dialup to an office in another state and although it was
slow it worked (and was faster then flying there to fix a problem).

--
Ken Schneider
UNIX since 1989, linux since 1994, SuSE since 1998

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