[tulip] multiple virtual ethernet adapters

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Sat Jun 15 09:28:00 2002

On Sat, 15 Jun 2002, Andres Meyer wrote:

> My cable provider allows for 4 DHCP addresses on a bridged interface. They
> are assigned per MAC address,
> so I need 4 MAC addresses with 4 dhcpcd clients running.
> I would like to have all these connections come to one box so I can then
> HW: DEC21040 Ethernet Adapter, DEC Alpha 21164 PC164 machine
> I saw a comment about adding MAC addresses to the dev->mc_list in the
> driver code, but did not fully understand if that would allow for
> something like eth0:[0123] or eth[0123] or if it just lets pass the
> packets through the HW filter and nothing else.

That just allows the packets to pass the NIC filter.  You must still
figure out how to set up addressing and virtual routing, which varies
tremendously among kernel versions.

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