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multiple subnet IP addrss in container [message #39792] Wed, 02 June 2010 10:39 Go to next message
hkendusers is currently offline  hkendusers
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Hi all,

Since I have two broadband line and wanna split some containers to use broadband A and some containers to use broadband B,
is there anyone know whether possible to assign two different subnet IP addresses to two different containers? Just like the attached photo.

Thx very much!!!
Re: multiple subnet IP addrss in container [message #39812 is a reply to message #39792] Fri, 04 June 2010 15:18 Go to previous message
kwadrofonik is currently offline  kwadrofonik
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Openvz will most likely use eth0 for it's venet0 forwarding which is automatic. Merely use --ipadd for the first VE.

For the second VE, route all traffic to to the second VE:

- first enter the second VE and edit /etc/network/interfaces (Debian/Ubuntu). Call eth0 whatever you want the VE's interface name to be. Adjust your netmask accordingly. The gateway should be your router IP address, not the hardware node address.
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

- download easymac ( and generate two mac addresses (./ -R)
--netif_add (veth name),(generated mac1),(VE's interface name),(generated mac2)
ie --netif_add veth2,00:18:51:4b:f2:fb,eth0,00:18:51:ce:09:36

- create the file /etc/vz/conf/2.mount (where 2 is your second VEID) and make it executable. Enter the following script (credit to original author on this forum). Please research proxy_arp and forwarding which pertains to your distro.

# This script source VPS configuration files in the same order as vzctl does

# if one of these files does not exist then something is really broken
[ -f /etc/vz/vz.conf ] || exit 1
[ -f $VE_CONFFILE ] || exit 1

# source both files. Note the order, it is important
. /etc/vz/vz.conf

echo waiting for interface
# Configure veth with IP after VPS has started
  while sleep 1; do
    /sbin/ifconfig $DEV 0 >/dev/null 2>&1
    if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
      echo interface found
      /sbin/ip route add $IP dev $DEV
      echo "enabling forwarding"
      /sbin/ifconfig $DEV 0
      echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/$DEV/proxy_arp
      echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/$DEV/forwarding
      echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth1/proxy_arp
      echo 1 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth1/forwarding
} &

- if you have two physical interfaces, then outbound routing is also an issue. Using the eth1/proxy_arp (where eth1 is your second interface) should be all you need, but again it may take some playing with.

- Disable any iptable firewall rules while your testing or they'll mess you up.
- When debugging, start with pinging to/from the hardward IP. Then try to/from outside the server.
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