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Old 09-25-2004, 01:18 PM   #1
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Question Do I need one or two NIC if I want to install apache web server

I want to install apache web server and host a few web sites on the server. I currently have just one NIC.

For running a web server, must I need to have two NICs, IP masequerating etc. etc.. . ?

I have read a few books on linux but still could not quite understand the idea of installing
2 NICs.

My distro is redhat 8.0

Can anyone tell me why some install 2 NICs while some only have just one NIC?

Many thanks in advance.
Old 09-25-2004, 01:22 PM   #2
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You'll only need one nic in the web server.
Old 09-25-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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Thank you for the prompt response.

sorry, I forgot to mention about my network configuration which is this:

I have 2 pcs (redhat 8 and win2k) each of these is connected to a gateway router which inturn connected to a DSL modem supplied by ISP.

So, I thought I might need two NICs ?( one for the lan and the 2nd one for the internet )

I dld like to save the cost of the 2nd NIC if I can run the server with only one NIC.

Is it still one NIC I need?

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You still need only 1 NIC since you are connected to the lan and to the internet (via the router which is on the same lan) using the same NIC. Usually only a computer acting as a router need to have 2 NICs.
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Just forward port 80 or whatever from your router to inrernal_ipofyourserver:port
Old 09-25-2004, 02:17 PM   #6
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Thank you guys.

I got the picture now more or less.

But, how and from where do I forward port 80 from or to?

any pointers?
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You configure the router to foward port 80 to the webserver. You should also setup a static IP address on the webserver. See your router's manual for details on fowarding ports.


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