Eric at on 17 Feb 2012 06:50:12 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] network choice from the application level

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They want it because they are Paranoid with a capital "P".

The real answer is separate database server processes and different port numbers.

One way or the other, we'll get around the requirement.


On 02/17/2012 09:07 AM, Jay Dobies wrote:
>> Suppose:
>> 1. I have two applications running on an OpenSuse server.
>> 2. This OpenSuse server has one NIC and two IP addresses.
>> 3. There is a database server in the same network
>>     that has a *single* IP address.
>> Is it possible for the applications (PHP) to select which of the two
>> OUTGOING IP addresses it uses to talk to the database server?
>> The database people want the requests to come FROM a different IP
>> address depending on the particular application.
>> I think it's impossible.
>> I told them to get another IP address for their database server and
>> then I can do it :-)
>> Anybody know if it's possible?
> Sorry I can't be of much help, but I'm curious why the database guys want that sort of setup. I've never heard of that sort of concept at the database level. Most environments I've seen will use firewalls to let you in and then database security credentials to secure the DB itself. I've never seen them merged like that.

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