[rescue] SunFastEthernet questions

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Sat Dec 20 18:08:17 CST 2003

William Enestvedt said ...
> Eric Dittman wrote:
> >
> > I've had a system that was set to autonegotiate say the port was
> > running 100FDX, and the switch say the port was running 100FDX,
> > and still have poor throughput.  Locking both sides at 100FDX gave
> > me much better throughput.  I have no explanation.
> I had a problem like this, and during my searches I found a
> doc on cisco's web site saying exactly that, mentioning Sun
> NICs specifically :7)  I think it was this one:
> http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/473/46.html, in
> which they say (among other stuff), "In some cases,
> auto-negotiation with some
> Sun NICs might result in a non-optimal configuration (such as 10-Mbps
> half-duplex instead of 100-Mbps full-duplex)."
>    That's being polite. :7)

Thanks for the reminder.  I installed a FW-SCSI/10baseT card in my Classic,
and I forgot to do anything more, like actually configure and connect it!

So ... what do I need to do?  Rename /etc/hostname.le0 to
/etc/hostname.hme0, swap the cable, and reboot?  Anything else?


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