BETA3 showstoppers (read: critical bugs)

sthaug at sthaug at
Tue Sep 7 09:54:57 PDT 2004

> I can confirm Brandon's comments (re: 802.3 speed/duplex negotiation not
> working properly with Cisco equipment).  At Best, we had to force duplex
> and speed on both our Catalysts and our BSD boxes, otherwise, mysterious
> problems would occur (slow transfer rates in one direction, input or
> output errors, etc.).  I'm sure Matt Dillon can attest to this as well.

We had lots of such problems with older Catalysts. Newer Catalysts seem
to mostly autonegotiate just fine. We tend to leave the ports in auto
mode towards hosts, and set speed/duplex explicitly between network

Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting, sthaug at

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