Hi,

On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 20:19, Magnus Johansson wrote:
> Hi Stacey
> 
> 
> After following your advice, including reading the manual more carefully with 
>respect to IRQs, it now works without problems.
> 
> Thank you very very much
> Magnus

You're very welcome indeed, Magnus.

Best of luck!

Regards,

Stacey

> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Stacey Roberts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Date: 05 Jan 2003 19:49:50 +0000
> To: Magnus Johansson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: Re: Network cards for a firewall server?
> 
> > Hello,
> > 
> > On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 19:30, Magnus Johansson wrote:
> > > Hi
> > > 
> > > Yes, this is the 4.7 GENERIC kernel, and according to LINT, PCI_ENABLE_IO_MODES 
>is compiled into the kernel.
> > > 
> > > In /etc/rc.conf I have:
> > > ifconfig_dc0 = "inet numbers.of.my.public.ip-address netmask 255.255.255.0"
> > > ifconfig_dc1 = "inet 192.168.1.1 netmask 255.255.255.0"
> > > 
> > > It is after these statements are executed that I start seeing the reported 
>messages, I have to do <CTRL-C> to even get to login prompt.
> > > 
> > > IRQ 11 is also used by the SCSI-controller, removing that controller completely 
>doesn't make any difference, still the same messages.
> > > IRQ 5 is also used by the USB-controller on the mobo.
> > 
> > Been googling and found the following information:
> > "Finally, the BE6-II, like the BE6 before it, includes the ability to
> > manually assign IRQs. This is important, as it is often the only way to
> > resolve problems in the case of an IRQ conflict."
> > 
> > You might want to look into whether or not you are able to ensure unique
> > IRQ values for each attached PCI device as a start.
> > 
> > Also (and this is something becoming more prevalent now) you need to
> > determine if the FA310TX requires a bus-mastering PCI slot in order to
> > function.. As such, you'd want to check with the BE6-11's manual to hwo
> > this is organized amongst the available slots. For most boards (should
> > there be only one) slot 1 is usually the slot that does this.
> > 
> > Regards,
> > 
> > Stacey
> > 
> > > 
> > > If I hook up the same cables to another box, there are no problems.
> > > 
> > > Thanks again
> > > Magnus
> > > 
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: Stacey Roberts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Date: 05 Jan 2003 18:56:04 +0000
> > > To: Magnus Johansson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Subject: Re: Network cards for a firewall server?
> > > 
> > > > Hi,
> > > >   Is "options PCI_ENABLE_IO_MODES" compiled into the kernel? Check LINT
> > > > for more information
> > > > 
> > > > On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 18:37, Magnus Johansson wrote:
> > > > > Hello
> > > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > Currently the FA310-cards are installed.
> > > > > 
> > > > > The mobo is the last versio of Abit BE6-II, (with a PIII 850MHz).
> > > > > 
> > > > > It starts with the message:
> > > > > "dc0: failed to force tx and rx to idle state", then the "dc0: watchdog 
>timeout" messages starts showing up.
> > > > > 
> > > > > PnP is disabled in BIOS.
> > > > > 
> > > > > >From dmesg I have:
> > > > > dc0: <82c169 PNIC 10/100BaseTX> port 0xc400 - 0xc4ff mem 0xd3402000 - 
>0xd34020ff irq 11 at device 9.0 on pci0
> > > > > dc0: Ethernet address: 00:a0:cc:d5:b2:e3
> > > > > dc1: <82c169 PNIC 10/100BaseTX> port 0xc800 - 0xc8ff mem 0xd3403000 - 
>0xd34030ff irq 5 at device 11.0 on pci0
> > > > > dc1: Ethernet address: 00:a0:cc:d5:dd:c8
> > > > 
> > > > FreeBSD sees the nics okay enough.., What do you have in /etc/rc.conf
> > > > for each nic? Post each nic's respective line entry please.
> > > > 
> > > > Also, exactly *when* do these messages appear? Do the nics start okay,
> > > > then lock-up?
> > > > 
> > > > Check for IRQ conflicts, and, as this appears to happen with two sets of
> > > > nics, you can't rule out physical network problems - check cabling, etc.
> > > > 
> > > > Regards,
> > > > 
> > > > Stacey
> > > > 
> > > > > 
> > > > > Thanks for a quick reply.
> > > > > Magnus
> > > > > 
> > > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > > From: Stacey Roberts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > > > Date: 05 Jan 2003 18:13:11 +0000
> > > > > To: Magnus Johansson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > > > Subject: Re: Network cards for a firewall server?
> > > > > 
> > > > > > Hello,
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 18:01, Magnus Johansson wrote:
> > > > > > > Hello everyone
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > I am trying to build a firewall server with FreeBSD 4.7, but I'm having 
>some problems with the network cards.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > When I install it with two Netgear FA-310TX network cards, I get the 
>"dc0: watchdog timeout" messages.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > If I try two Intel PRO/100 cards, I get the "fxp0: DMA timeout" and 
>"fxp0: SCB timeout" messages.
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Searching the mailing lists the problems for both these types of cards 
>seems to be reasonably well known. I tried moving the cards around the
> > > > > > > PCI-slots, but without any success.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > What motherboard are you using? Can you post each card's dmesg entries
> > > > > > here?
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Initially, you might want to ensure that the P 'n P OS options in the
> > > > > > BIOS settings are disabled.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Anyone who can recommend network cards with less problems for a firewall 
>server (or knows the solution to these problems).
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Check back with that info and and when you can.
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Regards,
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Stacey
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > > Thanks
> > > > > > > Magnus
> > > > > > > 
> > > > > > > (I am not on the mailing list)
> > > > > > -- 
> > > > > > Stacey Roberts
> > > > > > B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > Web: www.vickiandstacey.com
> > > > > > 
> > > > > > 
> > > > -- 
> > > > Stacey Roberts
> > > > B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science
> > > > 
> > > > Web: www.vickiandstacey.com
> > > > 
> > > > 
> > -- 
> > Stacey Roberts
> > B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science
> > 
> > Web: www.vickiandstacey.com
> > 
> > 
-- 
Stacey Roberts
B.Sc (HONS) Computer Science

Web: www.vickiandstacey.com



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