How can EDGE-enabled devices or computers make use of 2 LAN NIC on the board?
- BigELv 73 weeks ago
yes one can use port bonding and double the speed, most computers support this. Using a host for routing, why not use a router? Hosts don't do this natively, you have to set ip forwarding and hosts make horrible routers, like you would have to establish routes that are not adjacent. It just becomes a mess, unless you use internal gateway protocols.
Since the question is Edge enabled, the answer probably is to use it separate out services from internal networks. For instance, you would run a web server bound on the one interface and then use the other interface to feed it content, like NFS or database connection.
- keerokLv 73 weeks ago
Normally, computers use only one ethernet connection but there are software that can manage two or more network lines and automatically route to the faster one on-the-fly.
Furthermore, if the computer is setup as a server with multiple domains then you can set which domain goes through which NIC. This is good especially when separating and isolating the LAN from the internet.
- 3 weeks ago
You can use the device or computer as a bridge, connecting two networks together.
It can also be used for Physical redundancy in case one nic fails.
- 3 weeks ago
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