which NIC is which?
I usually do one of two things. Depending on the situation.
If both NICs are from the same vendor I install mii-tool and only plug in one port. mii-tool will show link state. This when it negotiates it will show output like:
eth0: negotiated 1000baseT-FD flow-control, link ok
eth1: no link
If the NICs are from different vendors I usally just do a ifconfig and grab the MAC addresses of the cards. Then I Google for a mac lookup tool. The first 6 digits of a MAC are vendor specific.
Hope this helps!
On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 7:51 AM, Stefan G. Weichinger <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Maybe stupid question:
How to find out which physical NIC is for example eth0 ?
If I have 2 NICs in the box, for example one e1000 and one from 3com,
how to find out which one is eth0 ?
I looked up /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules where the MAC is
determining the devicefile ...
Is there another way? on non-udev-systems?