Multiple people have found that FreeBSD's re(4) driver for Realtek Ethernet chips has problems. Something like a rcp(1) with another FreeBSD box merely runs slower due to the stalls, but if the other end has buggy network code and/or if the transfer is forced to use UDP (Unreliable Data Protocol) data is lost. :-(
Rumor has it that Realtek has a driver that works properly with FreeBSD. FreeBSD's developers are apparently unable to: a) Fix the existing FreeBSD re(4) device driver so that it works correctly. b) Replace the existing FreeBSD re(4) device driver with Realtek's driver. c) Make Realtek's driver into a port/pkg. d) At least add a warning to the re(4) man page, with the URL for Realtek's driver. Therefore every user with Realtek Ethernet chips are forced to somehow discover that Realtek has a working driver, then somehow obtain a copy of this mythical driver, get it to compile and build a custom kernel. They then need to write a test suite and verify that Realtek's driver does in fact work properly for their applications. I am currently suffering data loss due to this. Therefore I am attempting to obtain a copy of the mythical Realtek device driver. I managed to find > http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=4&PNid=13&PFid=5&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false But it does not work for me. It has a listing for > Description Version Update Time File Size Download Site 1 > FreeBSD 7.x and 8.0 1.94 2017/9/15 93k Global The machine with the re ports is running 10.3, hopefully the 7&8 code will compile and work on 10. But the real problem is that clicking on "Global" does not work. Some browsers do nothing. Firefox creates a new window with http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/ which is going backwards. I was expecting something like a tar file containing the source code. I also tried google, and emailing a FreeBSD user that runs the Realtek driver, but both pointed me to the above non-working URL. I'm told that seamonkey works, but... So my question is: could someone please tell me the URL that points *directly* to the mythical Realtek device driver? (without the broken javascheist garbage) _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-net To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-net-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"