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By mcclamma ·
I need to have 2 Nics answer one IP address. NT 4 sp6.

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by dheupel In reply to 2 Nics - 1 IP

I know this isn't what you want to hear, but you cannot, ever, never in a million years, bind one IP address to two NICs - not natively in the operating system anyway. There might be a third party utility that will make this happen, but I doubt it. I have over 5 years in NT administration, and have not heard of such a thing.

What is your ultimate goal? Perhaps there is another solution...

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by NetTek In reply to 2 Nics - 1 IP

As far as I know, you cannot bind 1 IP address to 2 different MAC addresses using standard NT. You do not say what you are trying to accomplish, so it is difficult to give you and alternative solution. However, manufacturers such as 3COM offer load balancing solutions using multiple NICs on a server in conjunction with switches. Check out:
http://www.3com.com/technology/tech_net/white_papers/503006.html
Hope you find it useful.

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by tony.colgrove In reply to 2 Nics - 1 IP

You can't natively bind 1 IP to two NICs. You will need to look at third party drivers for that. Compaq has had NIC teaming for years (it comes on the SmartStart CD). But for those soles who aren't running ProLiant's- below are two products that were reviewed by WindowsNT Magazine back in Dec.99

Balance Suite for Windows NT 2.71
Contact: NSI Software * 201-656-2121 or 800-775-4674
Web: http://www.nsisw.com
Price: Starts at $395 per server
System Requirements: Pentium processor or better, Windows NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later, 32MB of RAM, 2MB of hard disk space, Two or more network interface cards

NIC Express 2.0
Contact: IP Metrics Software * 817-358-1007 or 877-358-1007
Web: http://www.ipmetrics.com
Price: Starts at $349 per server
System Requirements: Pentium processor or better, NT Server 4.0 with Service Pack 3 or later, 32MB of RAM, 2MB of hard disk space, Two or more network interface cards

NIC Express rated a little better. Hope this helps.

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