[Samba] Re: Samba with 2 NICs

Avery Payne avery.p.payne at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 23:28:46 GMT 2008

Scott Lovenberg wrote:
> Avery Payne wrote:
>> hamacker wrote:
>>> I can't understand why WinXP can logon and win95/98 is not, if enable
>>> 2 NICs on my system.
>> The TCP/IP stack in Win95/98 was not exactly, um, "state of the art"
>> (ping of doom anyone?).  It could be something as simple as the Win95/98
>> stack doesn't support multihomed hosts properly.
> Another thought; are you using a managed switch?  A simple layer 2
> switch will get very confused if it sees the same MAC address twice on
> different ports, and will usually start multicasting over every switch
> port.  

Easy way to test it - use a hub and see if the problem goes away. :)

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