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I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to networking so try to bare with me!

I have a scenario where I have servers and computers at two different locations, one of the locations require that two different networks are available. It's a form of DMZ.

The setup is made by the following parts.

Router X

  • Comes from my ISP and is managed by them
  • It has five ports with separate IP's, marked as 10.10.0.x in my schema

Router Y

  • Is an internal router I use to get an internal class C network

What I would like to do is to get rid of the red cable and have both my network and the 10.10.0.x network through one cable if it's possible. The best scenario for me would be some sort of tunneling (possibly vlan?) using this kind of switches

My network enter image description here

Any advice is appreciated!


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Ideally, where in your network do you want to connect server Is this server exposed to the Internet using NAT (Network Address Transaction) in router X? Is that why it needs to keep an IP address in subnet (or whatever subnet your 10.10.0.x addresses are in)? – HeatfanJohn Sep 1 '12 at 14:15
The only requirement is that the server can keep an external address from the X router. The and are actually external ip's directly to the internet and not class A networks in that sense (sorry). – Eric Herlitz Sep 1 '12 at 18:13
Actually, is a private network - class A IP network. Getting that IP address to work in your network when not connected to router X will be a challenge. – HeatfanJohn Sep 1 '12 at 18:19
I know, I cloaked the IP's since I don't want to reveal them here. The actual IPs are more like and – Eric Herlitz Sep 1 '12 at 19:00
If the machine you want to move is a web server, one idea is that you can use Apache's mod_proxy and create a reverse proxy in your network and forward the requests to wherever you place the actual web server in your internal network. – HeatfanJohn Sep 1 '12 at 19:19

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