We have an ADSL line with several satic IPs. Our system works as follow:
Internet -> Router(Cisco 827 Series) -> Linux Machine (Web Server) -> 3Com 3300 XM switch -> Hubs -> Workstations.
The configuration may look weird for some people, but thats the way it is now and so far it doesnt have any problem. We have tried to connect from the router to the switch, but it doesnt work, hence no workstation is able to connect to the internet.
With this configuration, the router has one IP and the linux machine has one as well.
The questions are:
1. How do we re-arrange the configuration so that the switch connects directly to the router and the web server is treated as one of the workstation with a static IP (not local IP)??
2. If i want to have another web server, how do I assign a static IP the new server?? I tried to hardcode it, but it didnt work??
Thanks in advance