Error: Oversized Ethernet Frame
Sat Aug 28 03:26:53 1999
Just check whether you are using the proper pairs in the twisted cable .
We have observed that if the pairs are interchanged we face a problem at
higher speeds ,but works fine at lower speeds.
From: Martin Ehmke <email@example.com>
Date: Sat Aug 28 03:26:53 1999
Subject: Error: Oversized Ethernet Frame
>I've been using two Fast Ethernet cards with the rtl8139 chip about two
>weeks, to connect to computers using a cross-link cable.
>When I use the connection for low bandwidth (www,mail,etc.) it works fine.
>Transfering large files (>10MB) works also fine in general, but if there
>is larger cpu-load (e.g. compiling a kernel) I get the following error
>message, especially if I transfer via Samba or NFS:
>Oversized Ethernet Frame: <memory-address>
>After this error I can't transmit any data (no pings, etc.). If I do an
>"ifconfig eth0 down" and "ifconfig eth0 up" it works again, but this is no
>It occurs only if I receive data on the machine (P90) I use as server and
>This problem is reproducable: I simply must install a windows application
>on a network device which points to a share on the linux-box using Samba.
>Alternatively I could use on both machines linux and copy data to the
>server via nfs.
>I have searched many newsgroups about this problem and there are a lot of
>other people who have similar problems using other cards, but I couldn't
>find any message which would have helped me.
>So I hope that you could help me to solve this problem!
> Thank You
> Martin Ehmke
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