Two network cards

Peter Bittner peter.bittner at
Tue Nov 17 14:49:53 CET 2009


I also need to setup clients with multiple (two or more) network
interfaces, and as there doesn't seem to be a step-by-step Howto with
condensed information for this highly requested topic neither on the
mailing list nor in the FAIwiki I have started a page in the latter:

My very problem boils down to the following:

* I need to install a client machine and configure it with all static IP
addresses for each of the network interfaces. (That would involve
fai-chboot and the /var/lib/fai/config/scripts/FAIBASE/30-interface
script - to dynamically setup all active interfaces in the
client's /etc/network/interfaces file.)

Is anyone of you aware of step-by-step instructions that tackle this
problem, or has anyone of you done exactly this before too?

What I am about to try is create a boot profile for each interface
(based on MAC address/IP address of the interfaces), and put a
configuration in /etc/dhcp3/dhcpd.conf for each of the interfaces.

I will update the Wiki article mentioned above based on my findings. In
the meantime any feedback of you is highly welcome!

Cheers, Peter

Henning Sprang wrote:
> Adrian Gibanel Lopez wrote:
> > Is there any howto or any tip about how to handle situations where
> > terminals have two network cards?
> I never did it myself, but that's an often reoccuring topic - please
> search the mailing list archive and the wiki.

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