[vortex-bug] transfer errors with 3C905C-TX-M

Ray Ward rayward@metronet.com
Mon, 4 Sep 2000 10:53:54 -0500 (CDT)

On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Sergei Klioner wrote:

> I use 3C905C-TX-M with bootrom both
> under Windows 98 and Linux RedHad 6.2. I have no problems under Windows.
> Under Linux I have a very strange problem which I cannot resolve: if I
> tranfer very long files via ftp, the resulting file is corrupted. The
> their number is random and differs from transfer to transfer also for
> the same file. This happens with all drivers available to me: 3Com's
> 3c90x versions 1.0.0.c (standard for RH6.2) and 1.0.0.i (the latest
> version from the 3Com's web site), and 3c59x driver V.0.99H. Any ideas?

I had a very similar problem, and fixed it by changing my ftp software.
It did not happen with every ftp site, either.  I had problems trying
to download majordomo from the maintainer site, most other sites worked
fine.  There was a problem of incompatibility between the two ftp
versions on each end.  

If you can download the same files fine using Windows, then the problem
is not with your hardware or a particularly noisy line.  If it happens
with all drivers, I would check the application software:  download a
different ftp and see if the problem goes away.