On Wed, 14 Aug 1996, Michael Ryan <mike@NetworX.ie> wrote:
>I've a system (FreeBSD 2.1R) with two NICs: WD8013 and NE2000.
>I want to plug both of them into the same IP network,
>on the same cable.
Interesting concept.. I still can't figure out why you'd want to do
this though. ;-)
>I ifconfig the WD8013 (ed0) first, and it goes fine.
>When I ifconfig the NE2000 (ed1), I get an error message
># cat /etc/hosts
># ifconfig ed0 inet h1
># ifconfig ed1 inet h2
>ifconfig: ioctl (SIOCAIFADDR): File exists
>When I then do "ifconfig ed1" the parameters (IP address,
>netmask and broadcast address) are fine, but I can't ping
>the IP address (h2), even from the machine itself. The
>routing table shows that the address (126.96.36.199) is reached
>via link#1 -- which is sort of correct, as that's the
>interface to the 188.8.131.52 network, but that's not what
>I expected (link#1 == ed0).
Just as a guess, I think it may be hung up on the broadcast address..
But I can't for the life of me give a good reason why.