nyetworking in 2.4

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Fri Aug 31 01:05:35 EST 2001

On Fri, Aug 31, 2001 at 12:39:45AM +1000, Mark Hummel wrote:
> The status at the moment is that network wise, everything appears to be
> working. The annoying things is I don't understand why it wasn't before. 
> The only thing I have observed is that on the switch the "100" light,
> was not on when it wasn't working. Of course, that just raises more
> questions about why. 
> It all appears to be reproducably working now (first go, too). I can only
> think that some step was ommitted (or one inadvertantly added) on one of
> the machines. 

This reminds me of a time where a network card refused to work with a hub
until we plugged the card into another machine with a cross-over. I imagine
there was some kind of protocol negotiation failing somewhere.

I'd never seen that before, nor seen it since...

Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog at svana.org>
> It would be nice if someone came up with a certification system that
> actually separated those who can barely regurgitate what they crammed over
> the last few weeks from those who command secret ninja networking powers.

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