Two internet connections in a serve

March 6, 2009 at 13:27:21
Specs: Windows Server 2003/2008, Xeon Quad core/4 Gb RAM
Hi,

Is it posible to have two Internet Connectios from two different ISP's in the same Server? What I mean is to have a two public static IP addresses, and access two different web pages from the internet, one through one IP Address, and the other through tne other IP Address.
So, if I type http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx/page1.html and I type http://yyy.yyy.yyy.yyy/page2.html the same server can host the 2 web pages.

I hope I explained myself clearly.

Thanks


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#1
March 6, 2009 at 13:38:04
You cannot do that. Windows will only use one Internet connection at a time. The other will be completely ignored.

You can do the same thing though with two different browsers but they will both be using the same Internet connection.

Stuart


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#2
March 6, 2009 at 14:16:37
I must disagree. You can do that. To what point I don't know unless you are in some server farm.

An public P is an IP unique to the web and it can be accessed if properly routed.

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#3
March 6, 2009 at 14:40:27
This is a question that has been asked many times in one form or another and the answer remains the same

NO

You can only have one gateway and that listed gateway is what all the traffic to the internet is routed to.

Unless the program has a network config console where you can specify/override ip settings the app is going to use the default gateway.

It would be insane to have any internet connection directly to the server. That is asking to be hacked.

What you can do with two internet accesses is put in a dual wan port router which can either be configured for failover or bandwidth consolidation.

Another option is to load a Virtual Machine that uses one nic/gateway and where the host uses the other.

A one sentence question will result in a one sentence answer.


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#4
March 6, 2009 at 19:48:32
You are not reading what the OP said. You are assuming.

He has stated a much different question.

YES. You can do what is stated.

Let me point out any server can serve any number of pages on any nic or any IP. Almost every company has an internal ip and an external ip serving different pages.

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#5
March 7, 2009 at 05:51:40
Jefro, go redo your "English as a second language" course and pay attention to grammar and sentence structure this time.

The OP asked, and I quote: "Is it posible to have two Internet Connectios from two different ISP's in the same Server?"

This is what the other responders said "no" to and they are correct.

The OP went on to ask: "What I mean is to have a two public static IP addresses, and access two different web pages from the internet, one through one IP Address, and the other through tne other IP Address. "

The answer to that is yes, it's done all the time. It's been about a million years since I touched the windows web server but I know it can do it just as I know apache and probably any other web server software can.

So in reality, the OP actually asked two different questions thinking he was asking one.


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