I would like to bind multiple MAC addresses to one NIC. I've tried making eth0:0 and eth:1 files with different MAC addresses, but when I run '/etc/init.d/network restart' to restart the network, I just get an error on the first eth0:x file I have. The error says that Device or IPaddr is not set. IPAddr cannot be set, since these virtual NICs need to be DHCP configured. Device I tried setting to 'eth0:X' where X is 0 to 3, and I've tried setting Device to 'eth0'. Neither has worked as of yet.
I've been using http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...nterfaces.html
as a reference for the available parameters.
Many of you, I'm sure, have used virtualization software by now. Consider virtual guest OSes. A single NIC machine running virtualization software can dhcp-configure its own adapter, and the virtual adapters of its guest PCs. They would all get IP addressing from the same DHCP server. Packets originating from one guest OS would be coming from THAT guest OS' IP and MAC address instead of another guest OS' address or the address of the host PC.