Re: OT?: Pondering a "private" network, etc.

Mitchell B. Wagers ( (no email) )
Wed, 08 Apr 1998 17:43:21 -0700

You create more overhead. Just put all four servers on their own segment
from a switch.

At 08:35 PM 4/8/98 -0400, you wrote:
>Something occurred to me today, and I'm wondering what
>benefits (if any), troubles, etc, would be encountered by setting
>up a "private" LAN to link the Radius machines together (we use
>four, 1-database, 1-accounting, 1-auth, 1-backup acctg/auth)
>on separate 100Mbps NICs, i.e., each auth/acct server
>would have 2 NICs, one to connect to the switches for Inet
>(i.e. auth & acct) traffic, and another connecting it to the DB machine.
>(Obviously, the DB machine doesn't need Inet connectivity,
>so it would have just one).
>Do I gain anything by doing this, other than some hardware costs?
>Is redundancy somehow improved? I don't see that it would be.
>Is the load on the core Inet LAN decreased? I don't think so, since
>we're already switched.
>I'm basically thinking out loud here, with the goal being improved
>speed, redundancy, etc.
>BTW: More of a curiosity than practical thinking, at this point. Feel free
>to e-mail privately, or not.
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