[Samba] IP Binding

Thomas, Daniel J. Daniel.Thomas at jhuapl.edu
Wed Feb 27 09:35:05 GMT 2002

So you are trying to do load balancing?
There may be some software out there that will do the load balancing for
you.  I've done load balancing under Windows 2000 using server NIC's from
3COM.  The software creates a virtual device that you assign an IP address
to, then you add physical hardware to this virtual device.  This way there
is only one IP on the network, but the network load is balanced across the
additional NICs.  This also provides fail over for the NICs in the group
should a link to the network switch go down for whatever reason.  There
might be something similar for your machine available.


-----Original Message-----
From: Paul Harlow [mailto:PHarlow at skld.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 27, 2002 12:12 PM
To: 'samba at lists.samba.org'
Subject: [Samba] IP Binding

Hi all,

New to Samba here so please bear with dumb questions.

I have a server that's currently running SMB shares off of device
on a private network. It has a second device, that I would like to
add to the device bindings for Samba. I've tried this in the smb.conf file
but it doesn't seem to work. Here's what I tried:

workgroup = SOMECOMPANY
        netbios name = SERVERNAME
        server string = Servername's Samba Server
        interfaces =
        bind interfaces only = Yes

That's only part of the config and the names and IP addresses have been
changed. Anyway, this server still only responds to the .1 address and not
the .2 address at all. I would like to pull traffic off of the .1 address
because it's saturated and the .2 isn't used at all.
If anyone has any ideas that would be great! Thanks!


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