[Q] Weird network-crashes with DFE-500TX
Tue Nov 24 11:56:56 1998
I'm getting desperate so I have a question. I'm not a TPC/IP
or Ethernet wizard so this may sound stupid.
We have had a RedHat 5.1 (2.0.35) machine with a DFE-500TX
and tulip 0.88 running for months without problems. Then suddenly
on day it starts to loose network connection randomly once or twice
every day. Uptime range from 2 days to 2 hours.
We re-installed the system with RH5.2 (2.0.36) / tulip 0.89H
and changed the net card (another DFE-500TX). The problem remained.
Now we've changed to an NE2000/ISA card and the problem seems to
The only event which I can relate to the start of our troubles is
that out ISP changed the router which we use as gateway the same day.
The new router is a small Cisco-thing.
So the question is:
Is it possible that there's a bug in the tulip driver which causes
it to crash when talking to a Cisco router?
We have no traces in the log-files prior to any crash and the happen
Our default gateway is on eth0:1 so it's not a standard setup. That
might be a factor.
The server does not crash. You can log in on the console and:
... and the system runs again (for a while)
Is it possible that it's related to the Cisco router or should we
look for a periodic hardware error?