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Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366
patrick at zill.net
Fri Apr 23 20:48:15 CDT 2004
On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 01:04:39PM -0500, Eric Dittman wrote:
> > > 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.
> > What kernel version? I had lots of problems using it with 2.6.x. Also,
> > it wasn't directly bridged, I was using
> This was 2.4.x. I don't think transferring packets between FDDI and
> Ethernet works all that well in Linux, whether you are using bridging
> or routing. I didn't try to transfer packets between FDDI and Ethernet
> because of that. I just segregated the types of data I was using.
Might try using a smallish machine with OpenBSD. They explicitly do
support it from what I recall (they scrub and re-assemble packets
between interfaces if you tell it to).
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