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Adding static routes to a network
Authored by: lukasha on Apr 04, '06 08:23:04AM

This may help me do what I'm looking for, but I'm such a noob, that it's confusing to me. I have an XServe running on a T-1 on the first ethernet port. I have a cable modem plugged directly into the second ethernet port. The T-1 line is where all the normal traffic comes from, ie. web, email, file serving, etc. I'd like for my remote clients to perform rsync backups to the cable modem interface. I'd also like the XServe to perform it's offsite rsync backup to a G4 at one of the remote locations. The G4 is setup the same way, the primary ethernet is plugged into the office LAN, a second network card is plugged directly into a cable modem. I'd like to keep the rsync traffic all going through the cable modems. Can I accomplish this with your hint or a modification of it? Thanks in advance!


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Adding static routes to a network
Authored by: gshenaut on Apr 04, '06 10:10:00AM

The critical difference between your setup and mine is that you are using cable modems (and, I assume, the cable company's IP addresses & DNS) for your second port, where I went with the slower dial-up modems, where I have control over the the IP addresses & DNS. Another difference is that I have two LANs that I am linking together, where you have a number of single machines at various points. I don't think that my hint will be of much help to you.

You could establish VPN connections from the G4 & your other sites via the xserve's cable modem IP address, but if it is a dynamically allocated address (as all cable IP services I've seen are), then you will have the classic problem of how to discover the current IP address so the VPNs can be set up. If I were you, I'd investigate and set up dynamically redirected names for the two cable-modem ports, and then try to use those access points to set up secure VPN connections for the other functions you need.

Greg Shenaut

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Adding static routes to a network
Authored by: dlgraves on Apr 05, '06 03:28:42PM


I have the same question, I think: I have access to two interfaces, one is my school's wireless network and one is my cable modem account. I want to be able to dedicate one interface to gaming, and use the other for surfing, email, streaming, etc.

Question is, can you assign en0 and en1 by application? Would you do this using the "route" command? I looked at amn pages and didn't see how...


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Adding static routes to a network
Authored by: captain caveman on Apr 07, '06 04:18:01PM

Nah, you'd have to figure out which networks your games communicated with, and route those to one NIC or the other

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