davelane wrote:In our Stake we have had issues with running out of IP address, which we solved by requesting additional addresses from GSC. However a whole new problem emerged, nothing is that easy. We have several TV's that are connected with AppleTV devices, now sometimes users can't find them with their IOS or Android devices. When GSC adds IP addresses they do it in three different subnets and unless DHCP assigns the two devices on the same subnet the cannot see each other. I contacted GSC and asked if we could get a subnet that would accomodate 256 IP addresses, they were somewhat unsympathetic to the problem. The tech stated that they only would configure the firewalls this way and our only option would be to reset the firewall and go back to the default IP address range. We do have a roboust internet connection that would easily handle the traffic, the biggest challenge is LDS.Org is often unavailable on Sundays due to what I would assume is a great volume of traffic.To work arround that issue we have a media server that we have cached all the church video content on so that teachers,Bishoprics etc. can access the content when lds.org in unavailable. Unfortunatly the subnet issue limits the effectiveness of the server. Any work arround suggestions would be appreciated. This problem is very frustrating in that the curriculum for YM, YW, SS and even Primary call for multimedia content almost every week.
I think many of us are, or will be running into similar issues as we attempt to make shared resources on our networks available to our members. It would be great if when a GSC tech adds a new subnet to a meetinghouse network, the procedure would also include the adding of static routes between the existing subnet(s) and the new one. Perhaps they are already doing this. I guess you'll find out if you can access your server by IP address from a different subnet.
If not, and if the hardware configuration and OS on your media server permit, you might consider installing a NIC for each subnet. Set the IP for each NIC to one of the IPs in the static range for the its corresponding subnet. Devices on any of the subnets should then be able to reach the media server, hopefully by host name.