Multiple NICS

Derek Martin dmartin at
Fri Feb 18 23:20:43 EST 2000

On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Jack Coats wrote:

> I am trying to set up to use multiple NIC cards too (preparation
> for getting
> DSL in soon :)

If you've compiled the driver as a module, you can do something like this
in /etc/conf.modules (or modules.conf on some systems...)

  alias eth0 tulip
  alias eth1 tulip

and then just ifconfig the cards up.  I believe that will work.  If that
doesn't do it, try running netconf (which is a symlink to linuxconf --
just runs the networking part).  It will let you configure your cards, and
specify various options for them.

If you did NOT compile the tulip driver as a module, then I highly
recommend that you do so.  It greatly simplifies managing multiple
instances of devices, IMO.

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"    "Who watches the watchmen?" 
-Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347 

Derek D. Martin      |  Senior UNIX Systems/Network Administrator
Arris Interactive    |  A Nortel Company
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