New Netowrk Configuration

Posted on 2003-02-28
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Last Modified: 2011-08-18
My company has started processing credit card transactions. We bought 3 new dell servers for the process each with two NIC's One of the servers will connect directly to a leased line to the credit card company. So I have a router that connects to the leased line to the card company  Eth interface of the router is subnet
So the 1st nic on this server is /
The other two servers have public ip adresses             1st Nic Default GW /
What should the ip adress of the 2nd Nic be?
The next server has a public ip of /
What should the ip adress of the 2nd Nic be?
If I make the other nic's Respectively I packet over flow the switch and the router
Do I need to use RRAS or what?
Thanks In advance
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What an odd setup this is...

you should have all the 2nd NIC's addressed on the 10.1.2.x subnet.
You should have only one default gateway - for those with a public IP address
You need a static route entry on each box:
C:\route add -p mask

>I packet over flow the switch and the router
Are both NIC's plugged into the same switch? Can you VLAN the switch, or provide two separate switches?

I think the static route might help, and if you vlan or separate the two networks on two switches it might help this.

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Thanks, so far so good. I let you know how it works

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With regard to your second part of your question about RRAS.  I would suggest using RRAS as it means you don't have to use the command line to add persistant routes.

Also, it allows you to use routing protocols such as RIP & OSPF which might prove useful if you decide you want backup routes to the CC company.
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