linux network problems.... HELP!

linux network problems.... HELP!

Post by John Langbe » Thu, 08 Sep 1994 03:46:16


     Being new to the linux world, I am unsure as to what should be
done for the following problem. For your assistance, I have included
the hardware configuration, courtesy of Mike Sitro, the person who is
doing the work on it at this time.

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DELL Dimension XPS 466V

Phoenix BIOS

452 Seagate IDE Disk Drive

3COM ELNKII network card

Our new Linux system call Puma is unable to receive network
traffic. Puma can (flood) ping other nodes on the network without
any problems, but when other nodes attempt to (flood) ping
puma she responds back with a 30% success rate.

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Any assistance would greatly be appreciated.

John Langbein


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There is more information available if needed, please contact me.

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additional information:

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some information read from the screen while installing LINUX:


Welcome to slackware linux 2.3.0 bootkernel disk!


boot:           (enter to continue)


SCSI : 1 host

        Vendor: QUATUM   Model: PD1800S    Rev: 3162
        Type: Direct Acces      Ansi SCSI Revision: 02
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