Dual-port NIC

Ian MacDonald ian at ianm.net
Tue Oct 15 13:48:54 BST 2002


The sun nic's are hard coded, as all nics are, with a unique hardware
address. On the sparc hardware this can be overridden (and is by
default) with the prom var local-mac-address? being set to true.

Ian.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sam Pikesley [mailto:samdavidpikesley at yahoo.co.uk]
Sent: 15 October 2002 13:40
To: Andrew; freebsd-users at uk.freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Dual-port NIC


 --- Andrew <andrew.hodgson at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote: >
Quick question,
> I have been given a dual port network card (Accton
> EN1207TX, I think - dmesg
> says it's using the de driver).
> Has anyone got experience with these things? That is
> to say, can they do
> anything a single port card can't do? My hope is
> that each port can be used
> independently (one is 10Mb, one is 100Mb) so my
> (hypothetical) NAT box only
> needs one card rather than two.
> I guess I mean, can each port have a unique MAC
> address?

Hmm, might be like the NICs in Sun T1's which have the
same MAC address on both ports for failover
porpoises...

> 
> I've looked on the web but can't find any info on
> dual-port cards.
> 
> Thanks in advance,
> Andrew.
> 
> 
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