Happy Holidays everyone!!
I am a newbie to Linux and I just purchased a high-end server for my start-up. After much research, I have decided to set up the machine with Linux.
My problem is more related to TCP/IP.
I am setting up the server to host my website and act as the center peice of my LAN until I can purchase addittional equiptment. The server has 2 NICs. One is connected to the net, the other is connected to my LAN.
My question is:
Should I keep my IP address, Netmask, Network, and broadcast addresses on both cards the same since they each connect to different zones of influence, my intranet and the internet? If I have to make the addresses for my subnet different, what range of addressing should I use if I am using a class B network size and allowing for 510 hosts using a subnet mask of 255.255.254.0?