I would suggest using the media switch with ifconfig - more than likely you
have a card thinking half duplex and a switch full duplex.. The command is
ifconfig rl1 media 10baseT/UTP
rl1 being the card and select either 10/100mb. This will force the card into
----- Original Message -----
From: "Stacey Roberts" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Gerard Samuel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Cc: "FreeBSD Questions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, December 27, 2002 5:50 PM
Subject: Re: Network timeouts???
> On Fri, 2002-12-27 at 15:32, Gerard Samuel wrote:
> > Im not really sure when the problem began, but I believe it was after
> > upgrading to 4.7-RELEASE-p2.
> > 2 of the boxes running 4.7-RELEASE-p2 which are also running with Intel
> > Pro 10/100B/100+ Ethernet cards,
> > are getting numerous timeouts in the logs.
> > fxp0: device timeout
> > When connecting to these boxes, the connections are sluggish, to the
> > point where I can type faster, that the command line can display.
> > All boxes are connected on a 100Mb network via an SMC EZ-Switch SMC
> > 6308TX switch.
> > The only thing that has changed in months, is software versions.
> > The problem seems sporadic. Can't seem to find out how or what is
> > causing the problem.
> > Is/was there a problem with the fxp drivers, or can someone direct me as
> > to how one goes about to debug this problem.
> > Thanks for any info you may provide...
> Hi Gerard,
> If you connect to the box via ssh, then you might want to try using
> the "-v" switch to ssh so as to get a more verbose output when
> It should display evidence as to where in the connection any delays are
> occurring as far as your sluggish connectivity is concerned.
> Do the cards themselves produce any information for you? Post some stats
> from the nics as returned from:-
> netstat -in
> netstat -s
> netstat -m
> At the least, you could try "bouncing" (ifconfig down / ifconfig up) the
> interfaces if the situation degrades dramatically.
> Hope this helps.
> Stacey Roberts
> B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science
> Web: www.vickiandstacey.com
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