multiple ethernet ports, random order

Chris Harwell charwell at digitalpulp.com
Thu Aug 2 21:22:53 EDT 2001


thanks - that is interesting.

but the case to which i was refering did not involve ANY hardware changes
on my part.


On Thu, 2 Aug 2001 alvin at Maggie.Linux-Consulting.com wrote:

>
> hi ya
>
> if oyu have onboard nic...and no others.... it's eth0
>
> if you plug in one pci-based nic...it becomes eth0 by
> default... and onboared nic becomes eth1
>
> if you plug in two pci-based nics...
> the one furthest from the atx connectors is eth0
> and eth1 is the other pci nic...
> and onboard nic is eth2
>
> you can remapp which is eth0 and eth3....but why go thru
> that headache ??
>
> -- there might have been a solution posted in the eepro mailing list
>    to remap eth3(onboard nic)  to be eth0....
>
> have fun
> alvin
> http://www.Linux-1U.net ... 500Gb 1U Raid5 ...
>
>
> On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, Chris Harwell wrote:
>
> > hi,
> >
> > could anyone provide a work around for this?
> >
> > i have an onboard ethernet port, and a dual port ethernet card all
> > intel eepro. stock redhat7.1 w/ 2.4.3-12 redhat kernel and 2.4.3-12-1 (i
> > compiled)
> >
> > it seems that with different kernels or perhaps boot conditions the
> > ethernet card labels eth0,1,2 order themselves differently. what i mean by
> > that is sometime eth0 is associated with a different physical port than at
> > other times. the driver is currently built into the kernel, before it was
> > the standard redhat modular kernel.
> >
> > i'm assuming the irq and base adrress combination maps uniquely to the
> > port and stuck a line in /etc/lilo.conf and reran lilo to fix this - but
> > it seemed to have no effect at mapping to the previous config.
> > it goes something like append "ether=9,0xde80,eth2 ether=9,0xcf80,eth1
> > ether=10,0xcf40,eth2"
> >
> > what can i do to keep them constant?
> >
> > thanks,
> >
> >
> > --
> > chris
> > charwell at digitalpulp.com
> >
> >
> >
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-- 
chris
charwell at digitalpulp.com


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