[tulip] multiple virtual ethernet adapters

Andres Meyer andres.meyer@computer.org
Sat Jun 15 10:35:01 2002

Thx for the tip. I already tried that one, but it seems to have one global
hw address for all aliased adapters. If you set it for one, it changes for
all. I believe IP alias is just an ARP thing.

But I would really like you to prove me wrong ;-)

Andres Meyer

On Sat, 15 Jun 2002, George Morgan wrote:

> I'm not sure if they have separate mac addresses but could you
> use 3 IP aliases for the interface connected to the cable
> modem, assigning each one a different mac address?  I'm not
> sure this would work but sounds like what you want.
> Supposedly this is deprecated in the 2.4.x kernels, but it is
> still available as a kernel compile time option(?)
> You would want do to something like:
> /sbin/ifconfig eth0:0 hw ether 00:00:00:00:00:01
> I'm not sure this would work, but it is the closest I've found
> to what you want to do.  Maybe there is a new way to do it in
> the 2.4.x kernels.