Poor network performance - Strange ping behaviour

Stephen Carr sgcarr@civeng.adelaide.edu.au
Thu Oct 28 20:36:26 1999

After haven no trouble with installing EtherExpress Pro/100 cards 
on a UP system I replaced an old Ne2000 card with an 
EtherExpress Pro/100 on an SMP box (2 cpus). I have installed 
2.2.13 kernel and version 1.09 of the eepro100 driver.

The problem is the SMP box will accept pings and even flood pings 
from an external host but if I ping from the SMP host to an external 
host I get 98 % packet loss. The first packet is ok then very slowly 
some other packets get a reply.  

I have scanned the mail archive but could not find a quick answer - 
I need to get this server up soon so a may have to revert to the old 
card (10 mbs half duplex)

Thanks in advance
Stephen Carr

Stephen Carr
Computing Officer
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia,
Australia 5005
Phone +618 8303-4313
Fax   +618 8303-4359
Email Stephen.Carr@adelaide.edu.au