Re: network problem?
Yes. I'm using this at home with NetGear card and LinkSys (10/100)
This normally happened when I'm move/copy large files or a lot of
files between Debian box and my Windows/NT box. The Debian box has
samba running where the Windows/NT box can see a certaim directories
on the Debian Box.
It sometime happened during 'suck news' process as well. Beside
from these, I do not know what other conditions would print this
Occasionally, the network would just go down after a bunch of this
messages appeared that required reboot the system.
From: Ben Cranston <email@example.com>
To: Timothy C. Phan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 1999 11:26 AM
Subject: Re: network problem?
>Timothy C. Phan wrote:
>> Every once in a while, I see this message appear on my Debian
>> box. Any idea, suggestion, comment?
>> eth0: Oversized Ethernet frame spanned multiple buffers <hex_number>
>> where hex_number is a 8 digits hex number.
>Ethernet frames are limited by convention to 1500 bytes. Either somebody
>your network is making big frames, or noise is causing two frames to be put
>together and interpreted as one big one, or something weird is happening in
>your networking code. If the hex number is 48 bits long then it might be
>the MAC address of the machine sending the big frames.
>Are you at home where you KNOW there isn't any big frame work happening, or
>are you at work where there might be somebody playing around with video
>Some of the 100 and gig ethernet proposals relax the 1500 byte limit...
>Charles B. (Ben) Cranston
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