6.2. General Ethernet Information

Ethernet devices names are `eth0', `eth1', `eth2' etc. The first card detected by the kernel is assigned `eth0', and the rest are assigned sequentially in the order in which they are detected.

Once you have your kernel properly built to support your ethernet card, configuration of the card is easy.

Typically you would use something like (which most distributions already do for you, if you configured them to support your ethernet):

       root# ifconfig eth0 netmask up
        root# route add -net netmask eth0

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