LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-20-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
Adol
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Gentoo, Opensuse
Posts: 248

Rep: Reputation: 4
To bridge or not to bridge (network)


Hello,

I use my linux machine primarily as a video and music server in my house. However, I do want to install games on the server and be able to play them on my client machine around the house. Currently I can play them well when my torrents are not active but as soon as they are they put too much strain on the network.

My question is:
Would it be better to bridge my connections or dedicate one connection to only my torrents and another connection to everything else.

I like the second idea but what do you think would offer the best results?

Also, I know its possible to set ktorrent to a specific connection but can I set everything else(internet, samba, etc...) to the other connection?

Thanks in advance for the advice.
 
Old 01-21-2012, 02:23 PM   #2
fotoguy
Senior Member
 
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Distribution: KirraMail Live Email Server
Posts: 1,279

Rep: Reputation: 61
Need more information, what sort of connections do you have? and how many? Is there a reason why you want to bridge? bridging will expose all the computers that are connect to your isp and everyone else connected to the isp as well. Sounds like you really need a dedicated machine for your torrents, since your videos and games are for you only, I would have them on a different server and have no access from the outside world to them
 
1 members found this post helpful.
Old 02-03-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
Adol
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2011
Location: Osaka, Japan
Distribution: Gentoo, Opensuse
Posts: 248

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 4
Quote:
Originally Posted by fotoguy View Post
Need more information, what sort of connections do you have? and how many? Is there a reason why you want to bridge? bridging will expose all the computers that are connect to your isp and everyone else connected to the isp as well. Sounds like you really need a dedicated machine for your torrents, since your videos and games are for you only, I would have them on a different server and have no access from the outside world to them
Sorry for the very long time to reply.

My motherboard has 2 seperate lan ports. I partialy used your advice. I decided to not bridge and seperate my internal functions and external functions by using a firewall to block external traffic from my server and allow it to my torrents.

Its working well so far.

Thank you
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: RC6 To Be Flipped On For Sandy Bridge, Ivy Bridge LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 12-11-2011 06:12 AM
Network bridge Mithrilhall Linux - Networking 7 01-21-2007 11:15 PM
Bridge simulating Network Lag, for developing network code for games intripoon Linux - Networking 18 10-27-2005 05:04 PM
network bridge Ryan450 Linux - Networking 1 08-26-2004 03:55 AM
Network bridge eqxro Linux - Networking 2 08-21-2004 07:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:30 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration