broken fxp driver in 4.x ...

dpk dpk at
Mon Aug 22 14:58:38 GMT 2005

On Mon, 22 Aug 2005, Marc G. Fournier wrote:

> > Can you try having your network guys enable 'portfast' on your server
> > port, and then see if adding an IP alias still causes the hang?
> I'd love to, but I know nothing about the Cisco switches other then the
> very bare minimal ... if you can give me some instructions, I can look at
> getting it done though ...
> Thanks ... >

This only applies if they're using the Spanning Tree Protocol option
(otherwise there's no reason I'm aware of that making a switch change
would cause the problem to disappear, unfortunately).

set spantree portfast M/P enable

where M is the module and P is the port.

The switch will display a significant caution statement when the command
is issued, but it should only apply if you're attaching a switch or some
device that talks to the network like it's a switch (I think we have some
hosts like that, 802.1q aware load balancers).

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