ethernet Interface haywire ???
danial_thom at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 15 16:33:29 PST 2006
I've seen it happen when the ethernet device gets
a bus error and throws it into some strange
state. I've seen it mostly with on-board intel
devices (fxp), but thats what we use mostly so it
may not be part specific.
--- brent <brent at jeneral.com> wrote:
> Has anyone run into this scenario where a BSD
> Box (RELENG_5_4) takes down
> the whole subnet for only FreeBSD boxes.
> Hereâs the scenario: One of my
> web servers goes into a crazy state which kills
> all traffic on the network
> for only FreeBSD boxes. Linux boxes can talk
> to other linux boxes, but
> FreeBSD boxes are dead. You can ping a FreeBSD
> box (from linux) but services
> such as SSH go half-way and never completely
> connect. Other services such as
> http donât work either. Rebooting that
> offending box fixes the problem.
> Iâve seen this once it a great moon; however,
> it recently happened two
> days in a row. Any suggestions would be
> appreciated. I have other
> RELENG_5_4 and RELENG_6_0 boxes that donât
> seem to be the culprit, as well
> as an identical hardware box running
> RELENG_6_0. Thanks.
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