I have the notion that 3 nics is a secure idea. I have the following idea in mind:
One for the SIP connection to the world
One for the phones themselves 192.168.200.x (with no gateway)
One for an administrative connection from existing business LAN 192.168.123.x that has a different external pipe.
I don’t see any examples of this config in the forum, most multiple nics are trying to bond for redundancy or throughput.
Question 1: Is this ridiculous? if so whats a better solution?
Question 2: How do I assign static IPs to this (Linux) machines ports? I know almost nothing about linux and this is my introduction to it at any depth. I am well versed in windows clients and servers and comfortable with networking in general but this Linux is all brand new.
The location is a church where they are always plugging rogue hardware into whatever plug they find so that’s why I’m trying to go this way.
I appreciate the help, I’m trying to get this working over the holidays.