No it won't be throttled as he said...Easy ip address you get is
assigned to a MAC and the server-side cable modem software determines
bandwidth limit based on MAC addr.
So I suppose the question is stilll:
What software to use to do this with....I've been looking around
freshmeat and sourcefourge but can't seem to locate it. I considered
two default routes but the kernel's (ifconfig) won't allow multiple
defaults (such as a Cisco would)..
Anyone with any more thoughts?
>> Wouldn't you still get the same speed? The bottleneck is the Internet
>> connection, not the network....you will get information to and from the Unix
>> box faster, but it's still going to hit a brick wall when it leaves/enters
>> the cable modem. Also, I think the cable modem is the only device assigned
>> an IP address from the ISP, (cable company) and that the network cards are
>> the responsibility of the user, wether the user's network runs DHCP or
>> static IP addressing.
>I don't think so, some isp use the MAC adress to identify user's machine.
>> > Anyone have any thoughts on the potential for:
>> > putting three nics in a Unix box, grabbing two DHCP addrs from
>> > Roadrunner (in my case), with the first two nics, and using the third
>> > as a natted default gateway for internal boxes. and load balancing
>> > the two on a packet-by-packet basis?
>> > Theoretically this would effectively double the bandwidth of a
>> > connection behind the network. Throttled upstream say at 180kbit/sec
>> > would go to a theoretical 360k/sec and the 1mbit/downstream would turn
>> > into 2mbit/downstream.
>> > I'm positive this will work but am curious mostly on what software
>> > would be capable of doing this across two nics. I had considered one
>> > nic but realised that no dhcp server in their right mind will assign
>> > two IP addresses to one mac. I was thinking that perhaps I could run
>> > gated with equal metrics ..or something like that..
>> > thanks for all input.
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