[Nottingham] NIC MACs aliases & IP aliases

Jim Moore jmthelostpacket at googlemail.com
Thu Mar 26 06:46:34 UTC 2009

to answer hte OP: yes. In Windows this is known as a MAC Bridge
Miniport, which is the Ethernet equivalent of a Winmodem. Sort of.

The MBM is a software driver from Microsoft which is used to link
several physical network adapters for eg connection sharing. It can be
used the other way round (to use n MAC addresses on one NIC, all you
need do is install and configure n MBM devices* - each has its own
software-assigned MAC address at the point of installation; this makes
it possible to share more than one persistent WAN connection (which
can be different) for failover purposes or several similar connections
(ie DSL, cable or dialup/ISDN) for cumulative performance gain). The
LAN/Dialup failover in Windows Networking is one step away from this.

*so yes, as far as I can figure out, you would still have to configure
each connection individually.



On 3/26/09, Sergiusz Pawlowicz <sergiusz at pawlowicz.name> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 25, 2009 at 23:50, Martin <martin at ml1.co.uk> wrote:
>> And... Is there a simple way to set the source IP address of outbound
>> packets to be from a particular IP alias (and MAC alias)? Or must
>> individual routing "via" commands be given for each case?
> The routing is from a primary IP if it is not stated differently by
> the application itself. Most of modern servers and clients allow you
> to set it in a config file.
> S
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