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Re: Ethernet device limits?



What resources are applied to all the cards? Also, what if you used 
a different card for the 5th one. I recall from some list that putting 4 
of one type of 3Com cards in a machine wouldn't work. I use the 
Adaptec 4 port cards that only use 1 IRQ per card.


On 27 May 2004 at 18:42, Phil Savoie wrote:

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> On Thursday 27 May 2004 16:54, Wade Chandler wrote:
> > Phil Savoie wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > Am using FC2 in Dell Optiplex.  I would like to use this box as a router
> > > and have an onboard 3comm plus 5 pci slots that I would like to use with
> > > Linksys pci cards.
> > >
> > > Trouble is, although kudzu picks up all interfaces, which I have
> > > configured correctly, only eth0 to eth4 get recognized.  Where is eth5? 
> > > A quick look under /etc/sysconfig/networking-scripts shows no entry for
> > > eth5.
> > >
> > > Is this a limit?  If so, how do I increase it.   Although I haven't
> > > tried, do you think manually creating the eth5 file could do it?
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > Phil Savoie
> >
> > So you don't have
> > eth0 1
> > eth1 2
> > eth2 3
> > eth3 4
> > eth4 5
> > ?
> >
> > Wade
> >
> Hi Wade,
> 
> As the system boots I see lo, eth0(on-board), eth1(pci), eth2(pci), eth3(pci) 
> and eth4(pci) as they get configured.  As I mentioned, I have correctly 
> configured all 5 pci cards when kudzu recognized them the first time I put 
> them into the box.  The 5th nic just does not come up.  No errors nothing.
> 
> Phil
> 
> 
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