Re: How to access local machine using ethernet interface, not loopback?
From: Tauno Voipio (tauno.voipio_at_iki.fi.SPAMBAIT_REMOVE.invalid)
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 14:53:20 GMT
"Anthony" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> What is a Network Card Adaptor?
> Do you mean buying one more NIC and connecting the 2 cards using a
> crossover cable? Or you mean something else?
That will not work - the IP stack is smart enough to route packets to *any*
of the local IP addresses via the loopback interface, lo.
Are you simply not happy with lo, or are you trying to prove that the NIC
hardware works, or something else?
Alessandro Rubini & Jonathan Corbet, Linux Device Drivers, O'Reilly, ISBN
contains a pair of dummy network drivers playing the loopback game without
getting out of the host.
IMHO, you need another computer to test traffic out of the NIC.
tauno voipio @ iki fi
PS. For the book, see <http://www.xml.com/ldd/chapter/book/>.