two interfaces one subnet
Patrick W. Gilmore
patrick at ianai.net
Mon May 11 16:47:43 CDT 2009
On May 11, 2009, at 5:19 PM, Alex H. Ryu wrote:
> Unless you configure Layer 2 for two interfaces, it's not going to
It can work. Of course it _may_ not, depending upon your
implementation, but then some implementations can't get a single
interface to work properly per subnet.
> It is invalid from networking principle.
You are confused, there is nothing invalid about the configuration.
> If you have to send the traffic for host in same subnet you
> which interface it should send out ?
Pick an interface and send the packet. It's not rocket science. I
can come up with half a dozen algorithms off the top of my head while
typing the last sentence.
> Basically it may create broadcast storm loop by putting two ip
> in same subnet in different interface.
That is an interesting statement. Could you explain how this can
happen without crafting an idiotic implementation spec (e.g. every
packet goes out both interfaces)?
> It may be allowed from host-level, but from router equipment, I don't
> think it was allowed at all.
Ever used HSRP / VRRP? Two interfaces in the same subnet. Works
fine. In fact, most people think it works _better_ than one interface
in the same subnet.
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