Re: NIC Question

2000-11-20 10:56:12
Subject: Re: NIC Question
From: Patrick Boutilier <boutilpj AT STAFF.EDNET.NS DOT CA>
Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 11:40:41 -0400
On Linux you can specifiy routes through certain cards. For instance if I have 3
cards with IPs of,, and and I want traffic to to go originate from I add a route like such:

route add gw

Not sure if this will work in a Sun environment and this only controls the
outgoing traffic.

Quoting Eugene Klaus <Eugene.A.Klaus AT FLAGSTAR DOT COM>:

> Terry,
> That is the nature of ether net. All outgoing info is through your
> primary card.
> You can receive on any of the three.
> Gene Klaus
> "Barth, Terry (MBS)" <Terry.Barth AT MORTGAGEFAMILY DOT COM> on 11/20/2000
> 08:47:38 AM
> Please respond to "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU>
> cc:    (bcc: Eugene A Klaus/Flagstar_notes)
> Subject:  NIC Question
> Hello All -
> I have a sun solaris ADSM server that has 3 NIC cards. We would like to
> utilize all 3 NIC cards for backups and restores, independently.  We set
> up
> the cards according to SUN and everything seems fine on that end.
> However,
> when a backup starts off, it sends all data through the first NIC card
> and
> then when it receives data, it spans through all 3 cards. Our switch
> recognizes all 3 cards, but as soon as a backup begins on one of the
> other
> NICS - say for instance, 48.22, the MAC disappears and the switch no
> longer
> recognizes the card.  We feel that there is something on the ADSM
> server
> side that we need to set up so that if we tell a client to do a backup
> and
> designate that the server has an IP address of xx.xx.48.22, that all
> communications will go through this NIC card and not touch the others.
> xx.xx.48.20
> xx.xx.48.21
> xx.xx.48.22
> My question is, what is it that I need to set up on the ADSM server
> side, so
> that it uses each NIC card independently.
> I have placed the IP address in the opt file on the client end. Is
> there
> something that I need to do on the server end?
> Any assistance will be appreciated.
> Thanks
> Terry
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