hme driver acting strangely
jason-freebsdlists at freebsd.org
Fri Mar 5 11:21:58 PST 2004
I have further information on this issue now.
I've just fitted a Sun qfe card to the machine, and the 4 ports are detected
as hme2 thru hme5.
This card does appear to negotiate full-duplex mode with the switch, and my
services can still listen on udp ports on that interface when it is in this
If I try forcing full-duplex, the problem comes back.
So, to summarise:
- Old hme's won't auto negotiate, confirming Tom's comment. Only way to get
them in full-duplex mode is to force it.
- New hme's/qfe's DO auto negotiate, so theres no need to force them to
- Any time you force full-duplex on an hme driven interface, udp ports
can't be listened on.
So, it's not a problem for me anymore, but theres still something odd going
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