[CentOS] Linux Kernel Physical Interface Limit

Wed Jul 14 05:16:26 UTC 2010
Emmanuel Noobadmin <centos.admin at gmail.com>

On 7/14/10, William Warren <hescominsoon at emmanuelcomputerconsulting.com> wrote:
> ok let me specify.  Is there any real limit?  I've seen some folks(and
> been told by a few) that you can't more than 10 physical interfaces in a
> linux system.

Googling up a really old 2005 newsgroup thread says some people had 24
physical NIC (6x 4quad) in a system before and one person vaguely
remembers a hard 256 limit which would make sense if physical
interface count is a byte value.