Was unsure where to post this because it covers a few forum topics. Settled for here coz it's where I'm most ignorant, so this is your chance to prove yourself ;) (And then I moved it ;) - Ric_ )
The mission, using vmware, is to simulate a link between two schools connected to some RBC/big intranet, like this:
After a lot of hunting for virtual routers I found DummyNet in VMWare, fiddled about & so far it does exactly what I want - two credibly slow links for vmnet links 2-8 and 3-8.Code:
vmware host(nat gw)
I'm just a bit nervous about RAM because each router runs with 92MB and I've got servers to throw in yet etc. So:
1) If there's a feasible way to cut that RAM down I'll probably find it.. eventually. Anyone currently really wizzy at FreeBSD care to take a peek at that VM for any obviously useless (if just being a router) memory overheads?
2) Has anyone done anything similar e.g. do you know of something else that I could use? I've still got a perfectly good LRP floppy somewhere that would do for basic routing, but a key point here is simulating a slow, lossy link.
[VMWare specific aside: I haven't tried it yet because it's not essential, but routes from the NAT gateway back to vmnets 2 & 3 would be good. Haven't got a clue how you tell it to do that - possibly just add routes to the host - don't know. Anyone?]