How to obtain the HostID for a computer which has more than one Ethernet card? Linux configures the Ethernet card on startup and uses a random card as eth0 or eth1. But the FlexLM license manager will always take the Ethernet card configured as eth0.

The configuration can be defined, but the approaches are different for SuSE or RedHat:

For network configuration SuSE Linux generates the following file:

/etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-eth-MAC_ADDRESS of the card

In this file the configuration can be set with the following parameter:

PERSISTENT_NAME='eth0' or 'eth1'


The network configuration is set in the files

/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth1 or ifcfg-eth0

In this file the device specification can be set by



On Windows one card is defined automatically

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