Re: Q: Max net dev and DHCP proxy?

Roger Abrahamsson (
Thu, 17 Jun 1999 17:37:57 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 17 Jun 1999, Brad Dixon wrote:

> Hello,
> I've got two questions:
> 1) Is there a limit in the linux kernel or supporting network packages for
> the number of network devices? I'm considering a project with up to 8
> ethernet devices (Zynx ZX470, tulip based) and up to 100 pseudo ethernet
> devices (not really ethernet, but close enough). Linux would serve as a
> router between these devices.
Yep.. the limit is 8 ethernet devices.. however it is not too hard to
increase it. I think the NET3-HOWTO does mention this...

> 2) Is there software support for DHCP proxying out there? I've just
> started looking for this today.
In the dchpd-beta packages (isc's dhpcd v2) there is.. I havent tried it

> thanks,
> Brad
> --
> Brad Dixon
> Georgia Tech Research Institute -- Atlanta, GA

Roger Abrahamsson
System/Network Administrator, Obbit AB

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