Two servers

David Richards davidr at
Thu Aug 3 14:56:12 BST 2000

yeah well the server running has all the servers on it and
using exchange and nt. which i don't like much. i have been playing about
with a freebsd box trying to get it to use the for mail,
ftp, www, etc... 
as my upstream provider charges sooo much for ip addresses, 10 - 20 950 quid
+ vat and a class c network 7500quid +vat( more that our line a year!) i am
stuck with just the one. If any of you out there are ISP, bandwidth
providers, send me some information. we are need to move.

David Richards
3 St Stephens road
Bh2 6Jl

-----Original Message-----
From: Mike Bristow [mailto:mike at]
Sent: Thursday, August 03, 2000 2:29 PM
To: Jeremy Prior
Cc: freebsd-users at; David Richards
Subject: Re: Two servers

On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 11:27:36AM +0100, Jeremy Prior wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 03, 2000 at 11:16:45AM +0100, David Richards wrote:
> # hi
> #     is it possible to have two machine with the same ip address ? we
> # two domains and was wondering if i could run servers for the
> # on one and on another one ?
> # we are limited to one 1 ip address and for us to get more ip address
> # about 1000 quid + vat. Yeah dont worry, we are moving our leased line to
> # another isp.
> It's not physically possible to run two machines with the same IP
> address (which would get the packets?).

Yes it is (cf 10/8 and friends), but it's probably not the way to
solve the problem at David's hand.

> The common solutions to this problem are Proxies and HTTP Switches.
> (See for some pointers.)
> To keep this as a FreeBSD solution, how about installing a reverse
> squid proxy on your gateway machine, and then use that to route HTTP
> traffic according to the host selected?

With these comments, I agree holeheartedly.  

But I would want to know why the two sites need be on physically
different machines first (is there another solution to the problem?),
and if it would be possible to NAT other machines (ie, workstations)
to release more globally routable addresses.

Mike Bristow, seebitwopie  

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