I intend to implement an interconnected star topology network. For this, I am using 3 routers: Router A, A1 and A2.
internet | Router A 172.16.0.1 /16 / \ / \ / \ A1 A2 172.16.1.1 /24 172.16.2.1 /24 /\ /\ hosts hosts
I wish to assign the IPs in a hierarchical manner, to allow the subnets A1 and A2 be independently managed and further broken into even smaller subnets.
How should I configure the IP address of each interface in this situation?
Could I use the same IP (172.16.1.1) on both A1's interfaces?
Lets say eth0:172.16.1.1/16 and br1:172.16.1.1/24
I would actually want to use host address 0, but I've omitted that above to avoid confusion, so I wrote 1 instead.