Okay, I'm not normally the one asking for tech advice around here, but I get stumped sometimes too, so I hope someone has some ideas, because I'm completely out.Situation
I have a brand new server, a Dell T100, running a fresh and fully patched install of Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise.
Its role is to be a dedicated Websense Express
server for a client.
It has two NICs, one that serves web traffic, the other that (once it's working) is supposed to serve up the "this page is blocked content" message if triggered.
However, Websense isn't the issue yet; I don't even have it configured yet, as I'm dealing with what appears to be a Windows issue of some sort.
The Top NIC
has an IP address of 10.5.47.205 and a gateway of 10.5.47.133.
The Bottom NIC
has an IP address of 10.5.47.206 and the same gateway, 10.5.47.133.
No DHCP, I have the addresses manually assigned. The Bottom NIC
is plugged into a port on a switch that is set up for "port mirroring", nothing special there.
And the bottom NIC will NOT receive traffic. If I check the "status" of that network connection, it shows a handful of "sent" packets, and 0
The other NIC appears to be working fine.
Now, ordinarily, I'd be thinking this is a hardware issue, or a problem with the switch or the port or even the network cable.
But it's not. Here's why.This is the exact same problem I was having with the old server.
Right now I'm using a different physical server, different NICs, different network cables, and two different ports on a totally different switch, and a fresh Windows installation.And I'm having the exact same problem
that led me to end up buying a new server for this purpose.
Granted, the old server was way underpowered for this role, so as an overall it still isn't a waste of hardware, but I'm flummoxed here.
Anyone have any ideas? Am I missing something obvious here?