Custom Kernel & NICS

From: Carl Husa (
Date: Wed Jul 18 2001 - 16:54:11 EST

Have installed RedHat Linux 7.1, kernel 2.4.2 with two NICs - 3COM905cx and
NetGear FA311. Box will be used as a firewall to separate two rfc 1918 -
networks and

At completion of initial install. both NIC's are recognized, activated and
load (lsmod shows natsemi and 3c59x). Can connect to Internet from exteernal
address, can ping both interfaces.

Then I Customize kernel, with support for iptables, NAT/MASQ, netfilter.
Compile is successful, boot is successful, BUT - neither NIC activates.
Otherwise, boot is fine, the cat test for iptables produces a '1'.

What am I doing wrong?
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