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 From:  Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com>
 To:  Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] Un-used NIC's
 Date:  Tue, 3 May 2005 14:57:57 -0400
Thanks everyone. I made a loopback plug which appear's to be working fine.

http://www.juniper.net/techpubs/software/nog/nog-interfaces/html/fe-ge-loopback25.html

- Don

On 5/3/05, Chris Buechler <cbuechler at gmail dot com> wrote:
> On 5/3/05, Don Munyak <don dot munyak at gmail dot com> wrote:
> > I have m0n0wall setup on a PC with (3) nic's, wan/lan/opt. During
> > initial install, I had all three hooked up to respective devices.
> >
> > Wan to border router
> > Lan to switch-1
> > Opt1 to switch-2
> >
> > I am currently not using Opt-2 yet, although the network is configured
> > in m0n0wall. Do I need to keep the CAT-5 cable for Opt-1 connected to
> > a spare switch, or can I un-plug it ?
> 
> You can unplug it.  There have been some bugs in FreeBSD network
> drivers in the past (pre-m0n0wall 1.1, and only sis driver, IIRC)
> where if you had an interface unplugged, it could seriously degrade
> the performance of the system, but that should no longer be the case.
> 
> -Chris
>