[CentOS] How Do I ...

Wed Apr 14 15:09:10 UTC 2010
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On 4/14/2010 9:58 AM, gene.poole at macys.com wrote:
> All,
> I've got a machine running CentOS 5.3 and this machine has got 2 -
> built-in 1 Gig NICs and a expansion card with 4 - 100 Meg NICs. For
> whatever reason at install time, it made the expansion card eth0 through
> eth3 and the internal ports eth4 and eth5. And by default the 'machine'
> is known on the network by the eth0 NIC, so my throughput is limited to
> 100 Mb. How can I force the internal NICs to be eth0 and eth1?

The eth? names are assigned in more or less random order at bootup, but 
once configured are tied to the NICs by the ethernet hardware addresses. 
  The easy approach is to leave the names the same but change the IP 
addresses assigned to them.  Do you have a GUI setup where you can run 

   Les Mikesell
     lesmikesell at gmail.com