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Nic card physical or virtual requirement

asked 2013-12-30 12:15:06 -0500

Gork4life gravatar image

updated 2013-12-30 12:37:58 -0500

Do I need to have two physically nic cards or can I have one physical nic interface for external ip and one virtual nic interface for internal ip? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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answered 2013-12-30 12:56:32 -0500

SamYaple gravatar image

updated 2013-12-30 12:57:31 -0500

You can do this many ways. It depends on your understanding of networking and linux to get it to function correctly. It may work the way you are describing, but configuration would be difficult and hard to get support on. I would recommend using vlans if possible.

I currently use dual bonded nics with 4 vlans on top of bond0. I bridge those 4 vlans appropriately for my internal and external networks.

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