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

Patrick Giagnocavo +1.717.201.3366 patrick at
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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