Hashim, Ahmad Basri and Din, Roshidi and Mat Cha, Md Zahir and Md Saman, Azmi
Utilization of subnetworks through distributes gateway in LAN environment.
International Journal of Management Studies (IJMS), 11.
It is a globally accepted fact that there is a significant increase in the use of Internet in a local area network (LAN) environment. Whilst the reliance (dependence)
on the costly, and difficult to maintain, hardware and software brings about problems for organizations with small budget, the full utilization of networks is questionable, for example, at schools and colleges where server failure consistently occurs that leads toward inability to access the Internet. To address issues relating to this matter, this paper discusses on the viable alternative of IP masquerading that allows the interconnection of subnetworks
and distribution of gateways in a multiple internal LAN environment. For the server which acts as a gateway to the Internet, an IP masquerading distribution based on Linux is used. A distributed gateway based on alternative routes to other gateways in different sub networks will minimize
disconnections. The situation will ensure reliable and continuous connection through alternative sub networks in the event of a connection failure in adjoining
sub-network. This results in a reliable and cheaper LAN-Internet connection through the IP masquerading servers as an alternative to proxy server software. It also ensures reliable and continuous Internet connection through
an alternative sub network in the event of a connection failure in an adjoining sub network.
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