Multiple IP Addresses per NIC

If a computer is configured with more than one IP address, it is referred to as a multi-homed system. Multi-homed systems are supported in one of three ways:
  • Multiple IP addresses per NIC (logical multi-homed): Using the Control Panel, five addresses per card may be configured. However, more addresses may be added to the registry.
    • Requirements: NT4, SP4
    • The total number of IP addresses allowed per NIC depends on the installed NIC. Based on the test results, a 3COM905BTX can handle about 2000 IP addresses.
  • Multiple NICs per physical network (physical multi-homed):
    • No restrictions other than hardware.
  • Multiple networks and media types:
    • No restrictions other than hardware and media support.