about concept "group", "shared-network", and "subnet",
Bruce.Hudson at Dal.Ca
Wed Apr 20 20:54:06 UTC 2011
> If this drawing show up un-mangled, I'll be amazed...
No need to be amazed. :)
>>The key test is this. Can you unplug a device in the 10.1.0.0
>>network, and plug into the same socket a device in the 10.170.0.0
>>network and have it work correctly WITH NO OTHER CHANGES ? If not
>>then they are not the same network and the subnets should not be in a
> It's a little different than that, we are also using QinQ and all of our
> dhcp is relayed, so depending on where your encapsulation dot1q and second
> dot1q are defined (which particular router performing L3 relay) terminates
> the QinQ is which giaddr your discover will be forwarded with to dhcpd.
I do not think Simon's test was meant to involve DHCP specifically. If
the two networks share a broadcast domain, you should be able to take a server
with a 10.1.0.0 address, change its address to something on the 10.170.0.0
network and have it work. Actually, that is the inverse of Simon's test;
changing the address and leaving the port the same versus changing the port
and leaving the address intact.
QinQ is a complication that should make no difference. I think you are
looking at the wrong level. I have two easier tests for you.
1) If you run a sniffer on a host on your "TEST ISG-10K" network, does
it see broadcast traffic from "PRODUCTION ISG-10K" hosts, including
DHCP traffic but other traffic such as ARP requests may be easier
to see. If yes, they are part of the same broadcast domain.
2) Do the DHCP requests logged on the DHCP server come from the same
relay address or different addresses? A properly functioning DHCP
relay with interfaces in multiple broadcast domains should use its
address facing that domain. If requests come from the same address
you probably have a shared network. That or a broken relay.
If there is a different relay address for each subnet, appropriate
to that subnet, definitely get rid of your shared subnets.
Bruce A. Hudson | Bruce.Hudson at Dal.CA
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