glebius at FreeBSD.org
Fri Dec 16 14:10:08 PST 2005
The following reply was made to PR kern/90279; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Gleb Smirnoff <glebius at FreeBSD.org>
To: bug-followup at FreeBSD.org
Date: Sat, 17 Dec 2005 01:02:20 +0300
On Fri, Dec 16, 2005 at 03:25:25PM -0500, Guy F. Boyd wrote:
G> Self-follow-up: The previous tangential assertion about VPN
G> packets and the nge(4) interface was a red herring. This was
G> firewall-rule related, and was resolved by passing proto GRE
G> and port pptp on the applicable interfaces. The issues
G> regarding nge(4), bridging, and AppleTalk frames stand as
G> reported, and via testing I think one can narrow the problem
G> down to *some* AppleTalk aarp packets not getting past the
G> nge(4) interface. ipfw interference was ruled out by adding
G> a single default allow rule, then comparing performance
G> against an re(4) card and an rl(4) card with the same set of
G> rules. Both of these cards performed as expected. Multiple
G> nge(4) cards ( of the same make) were tried.
G> This particular FreeBSD installation is back in production
G> service, but as time and resources permit, I will be happy
G> to try to provide additional information. It should be noted
G> that my own vendor of this particular nge(4) card ( Asante
G> 1032TA Giganix) says the card is no longer in production so
G> it *may* be a moot exercise to pursue this if other nge(4)
G> cards don't show this behavior.
Totus tuus, Glebius.
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