On Mon, 19 Feb 1996, Shoel Perelman wrote:
> I have found that you CANNOT use a 3COM card in conjuction with another NIC!
> I struggled with two 3COM 509 cards for an hour or so until I read the
> Multiple-Ethrnet MINI-HOWTO that specifically states "You cannot use 2
> 3Coms because they disable the probe after one card is found". So stay
> away from 3COMs. Now I'm using 2 NE2000 clones and they're working fine.
This is not true at all.
We have standardized on using two 3com Etherlink III (3c509) NIC's in
our Linux based dual-homed firewalls.
This works very well and we get a good throughput using only 486's.
Never had any problems using the cards.
You have to set the eth0 and eth1 manually using the
command in /etc/lilo.conf
(The values can differ in your setup.) Also remember to turn off the Plug
and Play option on the NIC and also set them up one at a time.
Thomas Lundquist. eMail & finger: ThomasEZ @
Oestfold college, Norway. finger & talk: baldrick @
Departement of computer science. Baldrick @Final Realms mud
@fr.hiof.no port 2001