Why can't everyone ask lucid questions like you.
Niall O Broin wrote:
> I'm working on a project which is being converted from SCO using
> Informix to Linux using MySQL.
> For reasons which are not germane to this discussion, this box makes
> connections to two other systems and each other system must see
> connections coming from a separate IP.
>> On the SCO box, this is done by having two NICs, each with the
> appropriate IP address, and setting up routes to the other systems with
> a 'dev' specifier so that the traffic arrives at the external system
> with the appropriate IP.
>> This is of course achievable in exactly the same way on Linux, but I was
> wondering could it be achieved with one NIC? The reason for this is that
> the boxes have two NICs, but I'd like to use one in each box (redundant
> pair) to be used for a crossover cable which will do nothing but carry
> MySQL replication traffic and heartbeat. The boxes are PE2850s which I
> presume could have another NIC installed (they're 2U, and there are slot
> covers there, so I presume a PCI riser is installed. I'd be well pissed
> with Dell if it were an optional extra. But the box isn't mine, and I
> haven't had its top off yet) but that to me just adds another POF which
> I'd prefer top avoid, if there's a software solution.
>> One thought is to use route commands and specify dev eth0:1 (or
> whatever) but I don't know if that's allowed in a dev specifier.
yep, should work as can be seen here:
> thought is that this is presumably achievable with iptables somehow, but
> I am not anything like an iptables whiz.
you can mangle the packets anyway you want,
but that would be more hassle.
Pádraig Brady - http://www.pixelbeat.org
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