Carp and Non contigenous IP's



  • Hi

    Just a quick question, we are looking to setup Carp on pfSense, however on our main WAN Ip's we only have 2 available, however we have another allocation, are we able to use the 2 IP's as the main IP's and then one from the other Pool as the VID?

    Also, just to confirm, hardware does not need to match as all replecation is done on VID group membership rather then on hardware name?

    Cheers

    J



  • Long rambling post about that here: http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,7039.0.html
    AFAIK, the situation is unchanged.



  • Hi

    Saw the other post, just after I posted myself, I think I have just about got my head round it, so will try and fingers crossed will all work :-)

    Just on my 2nd point, I am right in thinking the hardware especially NIC cards do not matter? As it all just comes off the VID?

    Cheers

    J



  • Yeah, it just matches on WAN, LAN, OPT1, etc. The physical NICs don't matter. I try and match the hardware myself, just to keep my head straight.



  • I agree mate, however just about to upgrade to 100Mb WAN connection, so upgrading the firewall with new Dell R200 with Intel Quad NIC, can't really afford both at present, so going to use the original firewall as failover (have found pfsense so stable I don't think it'll be needed, you can never tell hardware failures etc) so not overly worried about failover as long as it'll support the connection albeit at a lower speed.

    Cheers for your help.

    J


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