I think I started my last thread off a bit on the wrong foot, so I'll
attempt to describe the purpose of this machine. It has 6 NICs (5 x
3c905, 1 x 3c509), each of which are currently connected to a seperate
subnet of a class B network. eth0 works fine but eth1 thru eth5 are not able to communicate. Linux
detects all six NICs, as modprobe eth5;dmesg states the correct
Now, if, for testing purposes, I put all the NICs on the same subnet,
they are able to retrieve the correct DHCP information.
ping -I eth1 www.yahoo.com results in pings happenning perfectly fine if
eth0 is attached. No communication happens if eth0 is not attached. Not
even pings within the local subnet work.
If the NICs are on seperate subnets, only eth0 is able to detect its
DHCP settings. ifconfig shows no IP, netmask, or broadcast information
about eth1 thru eth5.
What I would like is for each eth card to be able to run independantly
of one another...if eth3 wants to transfer data via TCP/IP, it should be
able to go through its subnets gateway and do so without the help of any
I realize that this may not be possible, perhaps due to the way Linux
handles routing. If not, I would be content in having each card
communicate only with its local subnet, except for eth0 which would handle
all "outbound" traffic.
Thanks to all who've tried to help so far...hopefully this description
will better describe my problem. Any ideas?