Is it possible to set multiple ethtool options via the ETHTOOL_OPTS parameter in Red Hat Enterprise Linux ?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • The ethtool options specified via ETHTOOL_OPTS in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-* are ignored if they contain multiple hyphens.
  • The ETHTOOL_OPTS only supports -s option from the ethool command


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6

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