Multihomed NetBIOS problem

Discussion in 'Microsoft Windows 2000 Networking' started by Guest, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    We have two physically seperated networks; a Gigabit switch (192.168.0.x) and
    a switch stack (10.0.0.x).

    All servers (Windows[AD,DNS,WINS] & NAS) and desktops run on the 10.0.0
    A few of our servers and the NAS are multihomed to the 192.168.0 (Gigabit)

    We want to use server names [\\backupNAS\database] in our webpages and SQL
    servers and have the connection over the faster gigabit switch and if there
    is an interruption or disconnection it should then resolve to the 10.0.0 (100
    Megabit) network.

    Is there a way to consistently resolve to the 192.168 on startup and only
    use the 10.0.0 as a secondary? How does it change back once it is reactivated?
    Guest, Mar 25, 2005
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    Herb Martin Guest

    That is usually fine for NetBIOS.

    [NetBIOS does not deal well with two NICs in the
    same broadcast domain, i.e., segment/subnet.]
    I presume since you used the UNC name (\\Server\share)
    that you wish to use SMB shares....

    There are issues with SMB sharing (not NetBIOS per se)
    using multiple NetBIOS names (Google MS or perhaps someone
    will post the article links).


    No. If you place both address using the same
    name in the name servers (DNS or WINS) this
    it isn't always predictable which will be used.

    If you mean for non-SMB purposes, especially
    for DNS resolution, you can certainly give your
    machine two names by modifying the NIC->IP->
    Advanced->Properties for one of the NICs.
    Herb Martin, Mar 26, 2005
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