Diagnosing packet loss

Gary Gatten Ggatten at waddell.com
Tue Nov 22 22:33:30 UTC 2011

I noticed the Ethernet flow control is enabled - or seems to be?  Perhaps DISABLE Ethernet flow control (rxpause/txpause) in your box AND the switch.

From: Adam Vande More [mailto:amvandemore at gmail.com]
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 4:26 PM
To: Kees Jan Koster
Cc: Michael Sierchio; Gary Gatten; freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
Subject: Re: Diagnosing packet loss

On Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 4:11 PM, Kees Jan Koster <kjkoster at gmail.com<mailto:kjkoster at gmail.com>> wrote:
[kjkoster at saffron ~]$ ifconfig bge0
bge0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> metric 0 mtu 1500
       ether 00:e0:81:32:ed:b4
       inet netmask 0xfffffff8 broadcast
       inet netmask 0xffffffff broadcast
       media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX <full-duplex,flowcontrol,rxpause,txpause>)
       status: active
[kjkoster at saffron ~]$ fgrep bge0 /etc/rc.conf
ifconfig_bge0="inet netmask"
ifconfig_bge0_alias0=" netmask"

That broadcast address and netmask look wrong for sure.

Should I just change that to as well?

No, that is correct.  Leave your alias alone if you want it to continue to work.

Adam Vande More

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