ethernet and switches, was Re: [rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Eric Dittman dittman at
Fri Apr 23 11:58:49 CDT 2004

> Hmm, must have missed this question.  I've got different subnets, and 
> was trying to use a DEC PCI FDDI card in a machine to route between 
> them, but discovered (unsuprisingly) that the Linux driver for that is 
> horribly broken.  I might get an SK card to try that with, as it should 
> work better.

The Linux DEFPA driver works quite well.  What doesn't work well in Linux
is bridging FDDI and Ethernet.  I used the DEFPAs in my Linux box without
any problems until I upgraded to GigE.

> Yeah, it's not yet running, but it's getting closer.  I've got DASD 
> (disk) for it now, and all I need is something I can boot from.  I'm 
> looking at getting an ESCON channel card for some machine.  PCI ones 
> seem easy to come by, but an MCA one would be better/cheaper/more fun.

Have you tried looking for a surplus 3480?
Eric Dittman
dittman at

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