1 Router or config hosts as routers

1 Router or config hosts as routers

Post by rcov.. » Sat, 06 Jan 2001 08:28:50

In our network we have two gateways to the Internet.

Should we 1:
Create a new Linux box and configure it as a router between both
gateways and let it decide the best path to take to the Internet (i.e:
if one gateway is down, load, shortest path).  After the router is up
change the servers to point this router as their gateway.

Or should we 2:
Take every server on the network and configure it to be a router.  So
it would decide which gateway to utilize.  This one doesn't make sense
to me because the host would then be a router.  Should the decision on
which path to take not be done by a "Router" and not a host configured
as a router.

Thanks in advance,


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