NE2000 no longer has hardware address

NE2000 no longer has hardware address

Post by Baron L. Chandl » Tue, 29 Nov 1994 19:27:19

I am in dire need of some help. For some strange reason, the ethernet card,
an NE2000, has no hardware address anymore....

IFCONFIG reports

eth0    Link encap UNSPEC HWaddr   00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00 i

everything else is right.

In fact, it has been working for WELL over a year with no problems, now
it suddenly goes kaput. It finds the card AND its ethernet address at
startup, it just seems to forget.

This is causing odd things, like FTP not working at all, most in-bound
services don't work or don't work right, such as mail, telnet, or http.

Please send me your thoughts on this one -- this is really strange.
Especially since I didn't change ANYTHING in the past month at least!

I'm using SlackWare 2.01, kernel 1.0.9, Net2Debugged v 0.99-15k, SCSI. These
problems started around November 23.