Re: Multiple TCP/IP servers on one Host.


Mike Brescia (brescia@PARK-STREET.BBN.COM)
Sat, 27 Aug 88 19:35:37 -0400


     How can I add a second server without giving it a different name and
     internet number so the user will not have to try each server in turn to
     find a vacant port?

I could imagine designing a solution based on the fact that the MICOMs are
connected on an ethernet, and they could cooperate, using the same IP address
(and, by the way, the same ethernet address, preferably a 'multicast' one).
Address recognition in a particular one of the boxes would have to include
the IP protocol (TCP), and the TCP port (corresponding to the terminal port.)

I know of no such design being implemented, nor how you would invent one that
would work on a non-promiscuous net.

Perhaps you can trade your box in for one with more ports.

Good hunting,
Mike



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