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A Query!

OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
Hi all,

Is there any limit on the number of Ethernet interfaces native TCP/IP in NT
4.0 can handle.
not the physical slots the logical interfaces.

we tried with 6 ethernet interfaces and i can ping only four of them!!!


thanks,
kiran mandava

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  • OSR_Community_UserOSR_Community_User Member Posts: 110,217
    > Is there any limit on the number of Ethernet interfaces
    > native TCP/IP in NT
    > 4.0 can handle.
    > not the physical slots the logical interfaces.

    To my knowledge, only RRAS places a limit, which I think is 8 LAN and 32 WAN
    adapters. If you don't know what RRAS is, then you're not using it!

    > we tried with 6 ethernet interfaces and i can ping only four
    > of them!!!

    I've run a number of systems with 5 LAN interfaces and have not seen a
    problem. I suggest you double-check all your interface addresses and subnet
    masks.

    It may also be a problem with the LAN adapter driver itself. I've seen some
    commercial drivers that take shortcuts and make assumptions that they should
    not. I would not be surprised if you discovered that the driver itself only
    supported 4 adapters.

    To test that, you could install 3 of one type and 3 of another type (with
    different drivers) and see if it works then.

    [Also, please give messages useful subjects in the future so that
    uninterested people can delete it if it does not interest them.]
  • Eliyas_YakubEliyas_Yakub Member Posts: 229
    Due to the limitation on the number of filters you can have installed, there
    was a limitation on the number of NICs (I think 32 max) on NT4.0 up through
    SP2. On SP3 and later, this limitation was removed.

    -Eliyas

    -----Original Message-----
    From: Kiran Mandava [mailto:[email protected]]
    Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2000 1:38 PM
    To: NT Developers Interest List
    Subject: [ntdev] A Query!


    Hi all,

    Is there any limit on the number of Ethernet interfaces native TCP/IP in NT
    4.0 can handle.
    not the physical slots the logical interfaces.

    we tried with 6 ethernet interfaces and i can ping only four of them!!!


    thanks,
    kiran mandava

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