DFE-500TX Rev-E1 doesn't work with IP-aliasing.
Wed Jun 2 04:50:02 1999
I previously sent a mail to the "linux-tulip" list about problems with
the tulip driver and the new DFE-500TX REV-E1 nic. That problem was
solved by upgrading to v0.91 (4/14/99). It also works with the latest
driver, "tulip.c:v0.91e 5/27/99".
However, none of these version does work with IP-aliasing. This seems
very strange to me since I guess that the IP aliasing code does not
involve the nic driver(?).
The problem has been verified with two DFE-500TX REV-E1 cards and the
(All with 2.2.9)
Everything works ok with the exact same setup but with a 3c900 nic.
The strangest(?) part of this problem is that ip-aliasing work when
accessing the (virtual) host from the local network. But it's
impossible to access the (virtual) host from other networks. Once or
twice have I received replyes to ping request, but that's it.
It looks more like a routing problem then a nic-driver problem. But
everything works fine with the 3c900 nic.