I think that is overcomplicated... a logical segmentation could work too?
A single DHCP server can be set to hand different settings to different
users... you can create two address pools I think, or map specific MAC's to
specific networks.... then with ONE physical network, and two mono's with a
LAN and a WAN interface, one configured as gateway for network 1, the other
for network 2...
No fancy vlan switch, no 3 leg networks - no segmentation...
You still get the benefit of two routers, which gives you some redundancy,
and by editing the DHCP settings, you could switch all users to a single
network (in case of network failure) by just having the users reboot
(assuming windows users without admin rights) / re-aquire their addresses.
The DHCP server config is a little harrier than most this way - would need
to be manual I think, but simple enough if you read the man and look at the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Kevin Coleman [mailto:kevin at gabu dot com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 8:08 AM
> To: m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
> Subject: RE: [m0n0wall] 2 adsl
> I only recommend this solution as a last resort as it will increase the
> complexity of your network, add additional equipment, reduce
> reliability, and increase the effort to maintain the system.