I have a small network/ISP running on Linux 2.0.36 & 2.2.12 boxes on which I am trying to setup a separate (second) default route on one of the boxes to the main default on my Ascend Max 4000 box.
Max box - default route 18.104.22.168 & static route to 22.214.171.124
(this box has 2 separate ISDN connections to the net, 126.96.36.199 & 188.8.131.52)
Box 1 - default route = Max box (thus 184.108.40.206)
Box 2 - default route 220.127.116.11 -> via Max Box
I have set the default route on Box 2 to be 18.104.22.168 (and netstat -rn shows this), but it appears that all the traffic coming from Box 2 still goes via the Max’s default route (22.214.171.124) instead of that specified Box 2 default (126.96.36.199).
If I traceroute to 188.8.131.52 from the Max box it takes the correct path, same traceroute from Box 2 goes to the Max, out the max's default then to 184.108.40.206 .. I can’t see why this would happen.
The reason is that we have 2 pipes to the internet, and want certain machines to use a certain pipe. Is it possible to do this with static routing, or do I need to go to something more elaborate?
Can anyone help with what I need to setup in order to arrange to utilize the 2 net connections via my Max?
The Max is an Ascend Max 4000 with 60 ports. Inc. 2 ports to 220.127.116.11 and 2 to 18.104.22.168. One connection is meant for backchannel traffic for a satellite feed, the other is for serving Web pages & outbound email.
Thanks in advance