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Mutihoming with one Ethernet interface
Authored by: theilgaard on Jun 08, '09 11:54:00AM

Usually when you want a failover option, the right way to do it is with a firewall/router that supports failover. In this way nothing needs to be changed on the clients or servers, as the failover is handled automatically at the gateway.

It's annoying for mobile users to have to select between locations in the network preference.

If you have 3g mobile coverage in your area you can with the right firewall, use that as fail over, it works well here in Denmark.



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Mutihoming with one Ethernet interface
Authored by: ckizer on Jun 08, '09 06:08:59PM

Actually with this method there is no settings to change, this is a "true" failover, in the sense it's 100% automatic. No switching of anything is required. This is one of the best, fastest, and better than ANY switch or firewall I've used, even more expensive $500 cisco routers.

You can also modify this method to bind to connections together, and router different traffic over internet connects. AKA bittorrent out one, and regular traffic over another. Or all upstream traffic out one, so it doesn't slow down the network.



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