PC-NFS 5.1 and ODI SMC Ethercard Plus Elite 16

PC-NFS 5.1 and ODI SMC Ethercard Plus Elite 16

Post by Richard Weatherl » Fri, 09 Dec 1994 22:22:03



I'm having some really basic trouble getting an SMC Ethercard Plus Elite 16
network card in a 486 DX/33 PC working with the PC-NFS ODI driver.  I have
experience with ODI, IP and Netware, but this one escapes me.  Any ideas?
Does PC-NFS 5.1 work with "NIS+-only" networks?

Server setup: Solaris 2.3 NIS+ server (*not* in NIS compatibility mode)
  with ethers.org_dir table containing ethernet address of PC client,
  separate Solaris 2.3 DNS server, separate Solaris 2.3 pcnfsd server.

Client: DOS 6.0, PC-NFS 5.1 installed to boot using NIS/RARP (ie. no local HOSTS),
  SMC Ethercard Plus Elite 16 settings: IRQ 10, Port 300, Mem CC000, Ethernet_II
  frame, using SMC8000.COM MLID driver + LSL + IPXODI from ftp.smc.com.

NET.CFG file:
Link Driver SMC8000
        Frame Ethernet_II
        Port 300
        Mem cc000 2000/10
        Int 10
        Protocol ipx 8137 Ethernet_II
        Protocol ip 800 Ethernet_II
        Protocol arp 806 Ethernet_II
        Protocol rarp 8035 Ethernet_II

AUTOEXEC.BAT file:
PATH C:\NFS;C:\WINDOWS;C:\DOS
SET TZ=GMT0
SET NFSLANG=USA
SET NFSPATH=C:\NFS
SET TN_DIR=C:\NFS\TELNET
SET TNW_DIR=C:\NFS\TELNETW
LOADHIGH LSL
LOADHIGH SMC8000
C:\NFS\PRT *
C:\NFS\NET INIT
LOADHIGH IPXODI
LOADHIGH NETX
C:\NFS\PRT *
C:\NFS\RTM

CONFIG.SYS file:
DEVICE=C:\DOS\SETVER.EXE
DEVICE=C:\DOS\HIMEM.SYS
DOS=HIGH
COUNTRY=044,,C:\DOS\COUNTRY.SYS
DEVICE=C:\DOS\DISPLAY.SYS CON=(EGA,,1)
FILES=30
LASTDRIVE=L
DEVICE=C:\NFS\PCNFS.SYS /C^ /3 /R0
DEVICE=C:\NFS\SOCKDRV.SYS
DEVICE=C:\NFS\NFSODI.SYS
STACKS=9,256

C:\NFS\NETWORK.BAT file:
NET NISDOMAIN foe.co.uk
NET START RDR
NET NISSET *
NET PCNFSD *
NET LOGIN *

When I boot the PC, I use Solaris snoop to check for broadcast RARP packets,
but no packets appear.  The following PC error message appears during the NET INIT:

PCNFS  99F : Unknown host. Run `net start rdr hostname *' before other commands.
PCNFS 158W : Warning: no packets received from network: check connectors, etc.

Novell IPX loads and connects ok though, so the card and network are both working.

Thanks for any help.

Richard.
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