NFS over GB ethernet

Donald Becker becker at
Wed Nov 6 13:06:50 PST 2002

On 6 Nov 2002, Vann H. Walke wrote:

> One other thing to try is to disable auto-negotiation on your switch.


> If the gigabit switch takes longer to negotiate the connection settings
> than NFS is willing to wait, the links will fail.  Manually setting the
> switch ports could fix things in that case.

Autonegotiation *will* take less than 3 seconds.
Typically the negotiation takes milliseconds.

The problem is likely that the switch is configured to perform discovery
when the link drops, and won't pass normal traffic for about a minute.

Donald Becker				becker at
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