Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ethtool - Finding the NIC to which the LAN cable is connected

How to find if it is eth01, eth02, eth03 etc to which the LAN is connected.
Sometimes the PCI slots are not properly numbered and we cannot rely on the normal naming convention. Linux ethtool comes handy at that time to find the NIC card.


ethtool -p

This will glow the light on the NIC card. You can just see the glowing the NIC and guess the name.

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