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vishamr2000 05-20-2005 02:34 AM

NIC limit in kernels
Hi to all,

I would like to know if there's a limit in the number of NICs that can be installed in a Linux machine. I know that older kernels had a limit for the number of NICs that they can support. But what abt 2.6 kernels?

Thx in advance...


Capt_Caveman 05-20-2005 11:16 AM

I'd assume you'd be limited by the hardware in terms of the number of buses/interrupts in the system long before you reached the OS maximum. For virtual interfaces (aliases) you can at least have several thousand (you'd need a whole lot o' PCI slots to reach that).

Capt_Caveman 05-20-2005 11:16 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in the Linux - General forum and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

javaroast 05-21-2005 11:17 PM

Nic Limit
I'm not sure if their is a limit, but I have one firewall that currently has 14 ethernet ports. 2 builtin ports and 3 quad port 10/100 nics.

vishamr2000 05-27-2005 05:31 AM

To: Capt_Caveman and javaroast

Many thx for the replies...

Sorry Capt_Caveman for the double post..forgot that I had posted it already.

Thx again..


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