[geeks] # of machines running currently
tborton at usa.net
Tue Jan 15 15:42:55 CST 2002
I have a 486 running two ISA D-Link NICs under Linux. There were really
only four steps:
- With each NIC by itself in the box, I ran the D-Link config
utility from a DOS boot disk and picked settings that I knew wouldn't
conflict. Not hard when the only things in it were video and the super
I/O card (IDE, serial, parallel).
- Added the following to lilo.conf:
so the kernel would recognize them.
- Defined aliases in conf.modules for eth0 and eth1 (to ne for the
ISA NE2000 module in my case.
- Defined the ne options in conf.modules to identify both cards:
options ne io=0x300,0x320 irq=10,11
This is running on the 2.2 kernels - I haven't tried upgrade to the 2.4
kernel on that machine under the "if it ain' broke, don't fix it rule",
but I don't remember anything off the top of my head that would be
different. And I've only tried BSD on SPARC hardware so far, so I don't
know about the ISA support there.
From: geeks-admin at sunhelp.org [mailto:geeks-admin at sunhelp.org]On Behalf
Of Joshua D Boyd
Sent: 15 January 2002 16:06
To: geeks at sunhelp.org
Subject: Re: [geeks] # of machines running currently
On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 03:35:34PM -0500, Ross Alexander wrote:
> For me 3 24x7:
> Gateway 486 motherboard w/pentium 80(?) overdrive cpu running OpenBSD
> Firewall, NAT box connected to DSL & Cable modems
How do y'all manage to get 486s going as routers? My experience trying
up my AST as a router was miserable. I just couldn't get it work work
any 2 NICs at once (several off brand NE2ks, and 2 different versions of
3COM 3c509). After all that hassle I decided to just give up and buy
second NIC for a SS2, adding it was child's play.
Joshua D. Boyd
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