[Samba] A device with two interfaces

Serge Fonville serge.fonville at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 06:07:19 MDT 2009


On Thu, Sep 17, 2009 at 1:59 PM, Toni <amontfes at yahoo.es> wrote:

> I would appreciate advice over that question.
> I have two devices with both wirelees and ethernet cable interface. A
> laptop
> and a media recorder, in a domestic network over a D-Link DSL-G624T
> router.
> My first approach was to assign only one static IP to each device: the same
> for both interfaces. My reason to do that was that they both can't never be
> active simultaneously and, on the other hand, two IPs for one host were no
> correct from the point of view of the name resolution. It seams to work
> fine on linux, but when I try to do the same with the Windows XP partition
> of the laptop (dual boot) Windows complains that I can't assign the same IP
> to two interfaces. Which is the correct approach to this issue?

Probably best to bond those interfaces, either loadbalanced or fail over...
For Windows XP, your only option is bridging them, but that doesn't work as
well as one would hope.

Good luck



Serge Fonville

> Thanks in advance,
> Toni
> PS: My apologizes if this is not the right news group, but I think the
> issue
> can have something to do with some erratic behavior in my samba
> connections.
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