Installing extra Lan Card

Matthew Hawkins matt at
Fri Jun 21 09:39:32 EST 2002

Michael Smarsz (Michael.Smarsz at wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alan [mailto:bigal at]
> Sent: Friday, 21 June 2002 2:09 AM
> >I have installed another Lan card into my Linux machine.
> >I am using manual IP addresses.
> >eth0         =       (
> >Win2000 =
> >Laptop    =
> >eth1        =
> What you have done is give your machine 2 interfaces on the same
> segment/subnet.  The subnet mask of effectively means
> that all addresses from are on that
> interface (local subnet).

Er... Surely it's all addresses from with the
class C subnet mask?

In any case, there's no problem doing this provided your routing table
is setup right.  You *might* need to setup static arp entries if things
don't work out as planned.

Of course, making each interface on a separate network does make the
setup *much* easier.


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