Multiple network cards

jludwig wralphie at
Tue May 11 16:15:10 UTC 2004

On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 17:54, Mike Harris wrote:
> I have two network cards, on built-in to my motherboard, and a PCI one. For 
> each I've compiled the drivers as modules. (e100 for the builin, and 8139too 
> for the PCI). One is my internal network, and the other connects to the 
> internet.
> They both work, but the problem is I can't specify which one is eth0 and eth1, 
> and occasionally they'll switch. In /etc/modules.conf and /etc/modprobe.conf 
> (I'm not sure of the difference of these files) I have the lines:
> alias eth0 e100
> alias eth1 8139too
> This is what I'd like them set up to be. 
> Any ideas why it's not listening to me?
> Mike Harris
Having run multiple card machines for several years the only issue in
setting the card order is modules.conf and now moddrobe.conf.
>From my modules.conf;

alias eth0 ne2k-pci
alias eth1 8139too

And from /etc/modprobe.conf.dist;
alias eth0 ne2k-pci
alias eth1 8139too

Also as said before clean/fix tie ifcfg.ethx files also.
jludwig <wralphie at>

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