Need duplicate IP solution
I am working in a system (all redhat 5.x) and we have piece of hardware from an outside source that has to have the IP address 192.168.1.188. We need to add many of these pieces of hardware and they have to be visible from all the nodes in the network.
Each piece of hardware does have a linux server with a dual nic card that it plugs into. I need to solve the problem of having all these items with the same IP on the same subnet.
Every node needs to be able to mount an NFS share on the hardware (it is kinda like a self contained NAS.)
I thought I could plug in the hardware to its respective server's eth1, and plug in the server to the local sunbet on eth0. Then I could mount the NFS share on the server, and let other nodes mount the mount on there machines. I couldn't get a mount of a mount to work. I though of maybe using iptables to pass the hardware IP as another IP to the rest of the subnet but I am not savey enough to get it to work.
Does anyone know if there is a way to mount an NFS mount to another system? Or does anyone have a better solution?
Don't bother asking why this hardware has to be this way. It is old an proprietary. And we only have a dumb switch in the middle of the network.