Problems getting appletalk to work at 100MBs
Thu Jul 9 16:47:03 1998
Donald Becker wrote:
> The i82557 and i82558 (Speedo3 and Mt. Bachelor) chips take a long time to
> digest longer multicast filter lists.
> This can be avoided by switching to rx-all-multicast mode sooner.
> The parameter that sets this is:
> /* Maximum number of multicast addresses to filter (vs. rx-all-multicast) */
> static int multicast_filter_limit = 64;
> Append the following /etc/conf.modules:
> options eepro100 multicast_filter_limit=2;
> Please report the result.
Thanks, this did fix it
> If it works, try increasing it -- I'm interested in knowing at what value it
> becomes a problem.
it becomes a problem at 3 (i found it out the hard way, by going
should have done _exactly_ as you told me ;)
> (I don't have an Appletalk environment to test in...)
You need'nt any external environment, just compile and install the
and start it via /etc/rc.d/init.d/atalk.
I tested it by disconnecting all the cables and still got the same
Next I am planning to test my setup using a SMP kernel (the computer
is dual PPro200)
Is there anything I should specially be aware/afraid of?
PS. the reported unability to route appletalk with tulip cards seems
to be a false alarm.