Sep 4, 2010
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Andreas Vinther, 1977, from Denmark
I'm trying to establish a connection between two seperate ADSL LANs (coming into the house, but from separate ISPs) to a situation where all hosts on either LAN will be able to reach any host on eiher LAN WITHOUT having to use an excess of plastic routers around the house, and please no Wireless bridges. WiFi will only be available as Access Points.
I've heard that Debian does this kind of static routintg / RIP stuff quite well. And I just happen to have one lined up in the right place, that haven't got at snowballs chance in hell of running WINXP or above. But it kills at textbased datamanipulation/forwarding/rerouting/dropping/scanning ... so I'vew made up my mind. That is what I want to do... Now how do io get around doing stuff like that.
The Debian box is connected to both networks: Hostname: AsusAnd
(192.168.1.0/24 - TDC network)
(192.168.15.0/24 - Profiber network)
Needless to say, but both netmasks are 255.25.255.0 hence the /24 The respective router's LAN addresses are 192.168.1.1 and 192.168.15.1 My Debian are locked to the following IP's (reserved DHCP):
eth0:126.96.36.199 via DHCP from 192.168.1.1
eth1:192.168.15.177 via DHCP from 192.168.15.1
So far so good - Now here we go ! This is not a scenario where i'd like to always want all network-packages to travel the shortest path, nor NESSESARILY use the other ISPs gateway if the first is down or slow, although that'll be super nice.
I suspect that'll involve router-protocols like RIP. I'll be super pleased to get some guidelines there as well, as i suspect it'll be quite easy to implement once everything else is in place. Although RIP isn't our main goal, it probably comes as a close second. I think we all would like as stable and fast a connection as possible.
I was actually so naive that i thought if i added two static routes to the two routers x.x.1.1 and x.x.15.1, that my problems would automatically be solved by my Debian box, and that it would automatically act as a gateway when the routers send their packages for the other net. As long as i was connected to both LANs at the same time.
Note: I haven't changed or tweaked the Debian kernel to do routing. this is a simple stable install from the net-inst.iso of Debian 5. I'd like to keep it that way unless there's no way around it.
my routers have static routes to each other (WITH PROPER CABLING), configured as follows:
(On router with LAN 192.168.1.1)
[static route] to 192.168.15.0 with nmask 255.255.255.0 going throuhg gateway 188.8.131.52 ( Taken from above info ) - metric around 2
Similary on my other NIC directly cabled to another switch ---and-then-to-another---> Router