I have a client that is converting from the routed LAN network (all
their users are behind a number of Novell server/routers)
to a flat network (all users are now on the same network). They
want to get rid of the Novell server/routers.
The client has a class B network, subnetted as a Class C
(255.255.255.0). So each site can have a max
of 254 hosts. The flat network will have
more than 254 hosts. I have been handling this
using secondary addresses. (zzz.yyyy.32.host, zzz.yyy.33.host,
The problem is that the Cisco is now the single point of failure.
With the routed LAN, the cisco dying would cut off WAN access, now
with the flat network, the cisco dying would cut off one LAN subnet
Is there another way to do this? Either via hardware and/or software
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