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Re: [vox-tech] setting up 2 ethernet cards
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Re: [vox-tech] setting up 2 ethernet cards

If I recall correctly, eth0 will be in the PCI slot
furthest from the CPU. eth1 would be the next one up.
In other words, in a towe case, the first PCI card
detected is in PCI slot 0 (the lowest one). Some
systems may reverse this.

I did this before with three different cards at once.
That was a little easier to figure out.


--- Paul Barnhart <paulb@claypits.com> wrote:
> Ryan wrote:
> >On Friday 21 June 2002 12:11 am, Paul Barnhart
> wrote:
> >
> >>I'm setting up a new "always on" box (DSL
> router/firewall, webserver,
> >>mailserver, fileserver, X10 controller, weather
> station monitor, etc)
> >>and I want to use 2 identical pci ethernet cards.
> My problem is, how can
> >>I _guarantee_ which card will be eth0 and which
> will be eth1.
> >>
> >
> >The usual sugguestion is for your firewall to be
> just a firewall and as 
> >little else as posible, but it's up to you, just be
> careful/
> >
> The compromise was: one always on box or two always
> on boxes. I went 
> with one - now if someone would just make a nice
> little $29.95 
> firewall/nat pci card or box :-)
> >
> >>Any suggestions?
> >>
> >
> >Plug them in, and figure out which is which. They
> will be the same on 
> >subsequent boots.
> >
> A little more searching and reading leads me to
> believe that pci cards 
> would always be searched and assigned in the same
> order. Unless sombody 
> knows different, I'll go with "Plug them in, and
> figure out which is 
> which". Problem solved(I hope)
> Thanks
> Paul
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