I have been trying to get two network cards running in the same box and
Ultimately I want to be able to see qnet using either card to get to a
I have two ne2000 cards and am using the big tcpip stack. The cards are
running correctly and I can ping the destination. Also “ls /net/dest”
But : It is using only one of the cards and when I pull out the cable.
All I get is “no route to host”.
This suggests that the second card or the route is bad. To test this I
restart io-net with only a single cable in the second card - all works
ok. In fact all three combinations of 1&2, 1 or 2 work after a restart
but never after a link failure.
The problem seems to be that io-net is not realizing that a card is
disconnected and re-routing to the alternate. Even putting the cable
back in doesn’t get the service back.
Should it be able to do this automatically ?
Is there a way to manually tell it to ‘re-evaluate’ its routing options
My rc.local is :
io-net -dne2000 ioport=0x280,irq=7
-p qnet resolve=ndp
ifconfig lo0 up
ifconfig en0 172.24.25.60 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
ifconfig en1 172.24.25.62 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
The destination box has an IP of 172.24.25.61 (same netmask).
The routing table says that to get to 172.24.25/24 go through …60.
When I try “route add -net 172.24.25.0 172.24.25.62”, I get file “File
exists”. Is this likely to be part of the problem?