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can not route through 2nd nic/interface

 
Tim Killinger
Regular Advisor

can not route through 2nd nic/interface

I have configured the second NIC on our VMS 7.1 host. It comes up (we1) and can be used only on the local subnet. I've run ucx$config and swapped ip addresses between we0 and we1 and still can only route through we0. Both NICS are on the same subnet using the same default router. Any idea why the second NIC won't route(we1)???

Thanks!!!
4 REPLIES
Ian Miller.
Honored Contributor

Re: can not route through 2nd nic/interface

are you using static or dynamic routing? Can you post the result of UCX SHOW ROUTE?

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Tim Killinger
Regular Advisor

Re: can not route through 2nd nic/interface

I'm guess were static. Here's "show route".

[KILLINGER]> ucx show route

DYNAMIC database

Type Destination Gateway

AH 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1
AN 0.0.0.0 144.70.165.126
AN 144.70.165.0 144.70.165.115
AN 144.70.165.0 144.70.165.74
[KILLINGER]>
Gorazd Kikelj
Occasional Visitor

Re: can not route through 2nd nic/interface

Usualy every NIC must be in different subnet.

Re: can not route through 2nd nic/interface

Since TCP/IP for OpenVMS V5.1 it is supported
to have two NICs in the same subnet.

From the V5.1 Release Notes.

""
o Multiple adapters per subnet

You can configure multiple active network adapters in one computer, even if they operate on the same subnetwork. For example, you can configure a WE0 interface at 192.24.156.20 and a WE1 interface at 192.24.156.21 with the same netmask.

When you establish a connection, the kernel routes the connection through the interface that has the smallest number of connections. As a result, connections are load-balanced, leading to greater throughput than on a system with only one adapter per subnetwork.
""