I've got 4 NIC's in my server (debian 5.0.2)as im attempting to set up a load balancer. I just installed 2 extra NIC's and booted, linux proceeded to rename my interfaces (side request - anyone know how to stop that from happening? i know it should only really occur when new hardware is put in).
So i went through udev and renamed my interfaces appropriately which went fine. I now have:
gig0 - internal network 1
gig1 - internal network 2
eth0 - external network 1
eth1 - external network 2
eth0/eth1 are not setup yet. Now the server was acting as a router for the 2 internal networks before i put in the 2 new NIC's but now gig0 and gig1 can't seem to communicate to their respective networks. Does anyone know why this would be ?
From the server i cannot ping the gateway for either network nor any hosts and vice-versa. The weird thing is that ifconfig is showing tx and rx bytes on the gig interfaces... the routing table seems to reflect the correct configuration. I can write it up if need be but i can't copy n paste because i can only console it
ANy help would be appreciated - did i miss something that you need to do when renaming interfaces?