2 NIC's but can only access 1 from outside ! Help needed !

2 NIC's but can only access 1 from outside ! Help needed !

Post by Wim Godde » Sun, 04 Oct 1998 04:00:00


I have 2 ethernet cards, each with a different IP on the internet. I'm
running an HTTP server, but when I try to access it from outside, I can
only access it on 1 card.
I can only access it on the card at which my default gateway is set to.

My config :
eth0 : (adsl20.turboline.be) gateway
eth1 : (antwerpen-131-20.kabel.pandora.be) gateway (antwerpen-131-1.kabel.pandora.be)

Kernel IP routing table
Destination     Gateway         Genmask         Flags Metric Ref    Use
antwerpen-131-1 antwerpen-131-1 UGH   0      0       12
adsl1.turboline adsl1.turboline UGH   0      0        1
eth0   *        U     0      0        1
eth1     *        U     0      0        8
eth2   antwerpen-131-1   UG    0      0        2
eth1      adsl1.turboline   UG    0      0        0
eth0     *        U     0      0        2
eth0       *            U     0      0        5
default         antwerpen-131-1         UG    0      0      342

In the above case, I would be able to access it through,
but not through If I'd change the default gateway to
adsl1.turboline.be, It would be the other way around.

Please reply by e-mail too.


Wim Godden
GNNet Inc.


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