[TriLUG] Networking question
srhoffman at hofftech.net
Fri Apr 2 09:09:12 EST 2004
This is probably a simple question, but I have been unsuccessful in
finding the solution.
One machine connected to two networks (with two network cards). Both
networks get to the internet, but one is connected directly to the
internet on a T1, the other is NAT'd and shared on a seperate T1, but is
I want to ensure that I always default to eth0 for internet and only use
eth1 for requests on the internal network. I didn't think this would be
any issue, but on occasion I notice that my request hops on the internal
network for larger downloads at roughly 50K slower speeds.
I have been trying to set the metric on the interface to give preference
to the faster card, but keep getting an error when I attempt to bring the
card up passing the metric option. I get the following:
SIOCSIFMETRIC: Operation not supported (google's no help on this one)
Am I going about this the wrong way? Is there a better way? Would it be
better to set the metric in the route table? if so, how can I make it
come up that way automatically?
Any help greatly appreciated!
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