[Techtalk] 2 network cards

jennyw jennyw at dangerousideas.com
Wed Nov 28 09:27:15 EST 2001

Disclaimer: I'm no expert on this ... I've done this on a non-Linux system
before so I know some OS independent basics; the rest of the knowledge here
is just from poking around the Web.

There's a program called changemac that will let you change your MAC
address. There may be other ways of doing this, too.

There's a Web page on channel bonding using RedHat:

Beowulf also has channel bonding:

One gotcha: Some switches support only one port per MAC address (this was a
problem for us with old 3Com switches, although newer switches don't have
this problem). Here's a reference with more info and some a recommendation:


----- Original Message -----
From: "Michelle Murrain" <tech at murrain.net>
To: <techtalk at linuxchix.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2001 4:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Techtalk] 2 network cards

> At 04:51 AM 11/28/2001, jennyw wrote:
> >I've only seen this work with cards designed to operate with the same MAC
> >address (e.g. a quad Ethernet card). Which is not to say that it can't be
> >done with your setup, of course. ;-)
> This is a little off the question, and certainly won't help, I don't think
> - but are there Ethernet cards with configurable MAC addresses? I have a
> router that can do this (came in handy when configuring cable modem
> connections), and I was wondering whether there were any cards out there
> that did the same thing.
> .Michelle
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