5 DHCP IPs, but 7 computers - approach 2
Can I run a Dual - NIC - linux (FYI: my linux is a Sun Sparc) - with both NIC cards having the same IP address? Or will the kernel panic in the confusion about not knowing how to route it?
This comes - in part - from my having dealt with Cisco router hardware that can use two interfaces, and still act as a single internet address. It also comes from my greed of wanting my windows/gaming PCs to have live IP addresses, but still have firewall protection (so I don't get NetBIOS spam while gaming).
I basically want to take my DHCP provided IP address on a 10Base, assign the same to my 100Base, and then serve my remaining 4 DHCP IPs through DHCP relay requests. I could then use another computer entirely to do NAT for the odd-computers-out. This would be similar to having External (linux/fw), DMZ (DHCP relay) and Internal (NAT).