Two network interfaces

Mukarram Syed muksyed at
Thu Feb 15 22:35:34 CST 2007


There is a documentation in Dell Linux white papers regarding this called
Link Enumeration

I have been battling with this for weeks and I don't understand how this is
If you have NIC Teaming or bonding enabled, you have a bigger problem in
hand because the HWADDR can't be added in the bond0 file (atleast I have not
seen it being done that way)
The name_eths fix by Dell does not work with bond'ed interfaces...atleast
for now.
Dell support can't do much about it.

If there are any updates on this, please let us know.


-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:linux-poweredge-bounces at] On Behalf Of Richard Ford
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2007 8:26 PM
To: Greg Dickie
Cc: linux-poweredge at
Subject: Re: Two network interfaces

I did a 2950 install for a client 2 days ago and one weird thing is  
that eth0 as detected by CentOS 4.4 64, maps to the port labeled "2"  
on the back of the server.  And the port labeled "1" maps to eth1 in  

On 15 Feb 2007, at 11:50 PM, Greg Dickie wrote:

> How are they configured?
> Greg
> On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 16:27 +0100, Sjouk Janssen wrote:
>> Dear,
>> I have two network interfaces in a DELL 2950.
>> Both are configured and are working, but if I take out the network
>> cable of eth0 interface the whole machine is blocked.
>> Means you can not ping to the machine at all not on eth0 and not on
>> eth1.
>> Is this a known issue.
>> Sjouk Janssen
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