Is rl broken?
shreds-of-sanity at gmx.net
Tue Aug 19 21:19:07 PDT 2003
I had a similar problem: after the update (I cvsup'd on sunday morning)
the system was able to send packages but unable to receive any (both via
After several hours I finally found a solution that works for me:
I rm'd /usr/src, installed the sources from the 4.8-RELEASE-CD, rebuild
the whole system (userland and kernel), cvsup'd to STABLE (sunday
afternoon) and rebuild the whole system again ... after that the
problem was gone
Maybe deleting /usr/src and cvsup'ing to STABLE again is enough ...
> I cvsup'd and rebuilt a FreeBSD 4.8 system last Friday after receiving
> the realpath security advisory. The machine is remote and the NIC
> uses the rl driver. After booting the machine I had no network
> connectivity. The person at the remote site says the boot was normal
> and he could see that the NIC was properly configured but he could not
> ping it and I could not login. We booted off kernel.old and everything
> came up fine.
> I browsed the stable list here and noticed someone else had the same
> problem with the rl driver, "rl(4) is broken in stable". Could not
> see any problems at all with the boot just the nic appears not to be
> working. Its a RealTek 8139 10/100BaseTX. I re-built the kernel
> again yesterday after again cvsuping the source on Monday August 18th.
> John Rushford
> jjr at alisa.org
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