I've got two LAN's, each with a Netware 5 server running IPX & IP protocols. There is a WAN connection between them, but historically was only configured for IPX routing. IPX traffic between the servers is working fine. I'm trying to enable IP routing between them, as it is needed for a document management application running between the sites.
The thing that complicates this a little is that each site has it's own, separate Internet connection, so each server has a default route configured to that gateway router.
In effect, I'm creating a "behind the firewalls" IP connection between these two trusted sites. I know the link is good, since IPX traffic is flowing between them just fine.
The problem is that I can't seem to configure the routing correctly. Here's what I'm doing:
In both servers, I use set the local default route and the route to the other site via the IP router's IP address.
In both IP routers, I enter a static route representing the network & route the the other site.
Oddly, from one of the servers I can ping all the way through to the WAN interface of the router on the far side of the WAN, but not to the LAN interface on that router! In the other direction, I can even get that far.
Conceptually, can anyone tell me what I'm doing wrong or give me some advice about the requirements for this scenario? Does having a default route set in each server cause all traffic to go out that route, even if I add another route to a specific network via a different router? Basically, both servers need to "see" their internet connection, and this other private IP route.
Thanks for any comments or suggestions!