Please help me troubleshoot a network problem. In the past, after installing, it has all just worked, so I'm not sure exactly how to best proceed. When the PC was formatted as Win98 the network connection worked fine, and the cabling is on my work bench and works fine on other test systems, so I don't suspect a hardware problem.
I just installed 5.1 from the CD's on to an IBM Aptiva E96. It has a 3Com 3C905B-TXNM card, which seems to have been correctly identified. On Boot things seem to proceed normally until the Sendmail message where the boot seems to stop for several minutes. (I thought I selected to not enable sendmail .... ) Name resolution is not working and the network connection seems to be timing out a lot as all network functions are very sluggish. For instance, I CAN ping the IP of my name server, however even though the response is less than 1ms, there is about 80% packet loss. nslookup can't connect to the name server, even using IP, and again I suspect that it is timing out. Was able to connect to my FTP server using its IP to try to transfer some files, for this email, but the connection timed out nd was reset when trying to cd to the "input" directory. Here are what I think are the relevant lines from my messages log where the card is found on boot: Dec 22 09:16:27 fbsd04 kernel: xl0: <3Com 3c905B-TX Fast Etherlink XL> port 0x7080-0x70ff mem 0x80100000-0x8010007f irq 10 at device 13.0 on pci0 Dec 22 09:16:27 fbsd04 kernel: xl0: Ethernet address: 00:10:5a:a0:ce:0b Dec 22 09:16:27 fbsd04 kernel: miibus0: <MII bus> on xl0 Dec 22 09:16:27 fbsd04 kernel: xlphy0: <3Com internal media interface> on miibus0 Dec 22 09:16:27 fbsd04 kernel: xlphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto Here is output from ifconfig with the IPs obscured, but the IP looks good to me: xl0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 options=3<RXCSUM,TXCSUM> inet ###.###.###.### netmask 0xXXXXXXXX broadcast ###.###.###.### inet6 fe80::210:5aff:fea0:ce0b%xl0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1 ether 00:10:5a:a0:ce:0b media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex>) status: active lp0: flags=8810<POINTOPOINT,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 lo0: flags=8049<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 16384 inet6 ::1 prefixlen 128 inet6 fe80::1%lo0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x3 inet 127.0.0.1 netmask 0xff000000 Any ideas/suggestions? Thanks, Cla. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"