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Multi-homed Hosts

Hosts that have more than one network interface usually have one Internet Protocol (IP) address for each interface. Such hosts are called multi-homed hosts.

When a host is multi-homed host, different network exits can be specified for routes of different services as required.

Limitation

Multiple network interface configurations are only supported on Linux systems.

interface Option

Use the interface option to specify the network exit to use. The value of the interface option can be either a network interface name (such as eth0) or the IP address (IPv4 or IPv6) of a network interface.

gost -L :8080?interface=eth0
services:
- name: service-0
  addr: ":8080"
  interface: eth0
  # or use IP address
  # interface: 192.168.0.123
  handler:
    type: auto
  listener:
    type: tcp

Forwarding Chain

If a forwarding chain is used, a network exit needs to be set up at the first level hop of the forwarding chain or on a node within it. If the interface option is not set on the node, the option on the hop is used. The interface option on the command line corresponds to the option on the hop.

gost -L :8080 -F :8000?interface=192.168.0.1 
services:
- name: service-0
  addr: ":8080"
  handler:
    type: auto
    chain: chain-0
  listener:
    type: tcp
chains:
- name: chain-0
  hops:
  - name: hop-0
    # hop level interface
    interface: 192.168.0.1
    nodes:
    - name: node-0
      addr: :8000
      # node level interface
      interface: eth0
      connector:
        type: http
      dialer:
        type: tcp

Direct Connection Mode

If the service does not need to use an upper-stream proxy, you can use [direct connection node] (/en/concepts/chain/) to allow the service to use multiple network interfaces for load balancing.

services:
- name: service-0
  addr: ":8080"
  handler:
    type: auto
    chain: chain-0
  listener:
    type: tcp
chains:
- name: chain-0
  hops:
  - name: hop-0
    nodes:
    - name: node-0
      addr: :0
      interface: eth0
      connector:
        type: direct
      dialer:
        type: direct
    - name: node-1
      addr: :0
      interface: eth1
      connector:
        type: direct
      dialer:
        type: direct