On Wed, 25 Apr 2007 04:42:44 +0000, Carbon wrote:
>> Stay informed about: 503+ with lotsa network cards
> I have a 503+ running the linux ipcop firewall distribution. In
> ipcop-speak it's a RED-GREEN-BLUE firewall, where red=outside interface,
> green=wired lan, blue=wireless lan.
> Currently the network layout is:
> RED: eth2: ne compatible ISA network card.
> BLUE: eth1: natsemi compatible PCI network card.
> GREEN: eth0: 8139too compatible PCI network card.
> I just got a static IP and I'd like to change my ipcop box to a
> RED-GREEN-BLUE-ORANGE firewall, where orange=DMZ, a demilitarized zone
> where I can stick a server that will be isolated from the rest of the
> I dug out a 3com 905c (3c59x driver) PCI card and installed it in the
> box. When I powered it up the only card that worked was the green
> internal interface. The interfaces were still there but the cards were
> not initializing.
> This seems to me to be some kind of hardware bug. Is it possible to get
> this many cards network cards working on a 503+? Appreciate any advice.
Ah well. Back in the day this was a valuable resource for 503+ owners.
I got it fixed after all. I played with the bios settings until all the
PCI cards came up, then reserved IRQ 10 (used by the ISA network card) for
These old otherwise unused 503+ boxes make great firewalls.