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Re: what's the error?



On Thu, Aug 09, 2001 at 06:05:38PM +0200, Viljo Marrandi wrote:
> 
> Hello,
> 
> I'm not sure this is aan security issue, but i could be exploitable...
> >From time to time one of my nic's just dies and in /var/log/messages i
> have stuff like this:
> 
> Aug  9 16:08:59 server kernel: eth1: Oversized Ethernet frame c7f9f460 vs
> c7f9f460.
> Aug  9 16:08:59 server kernel: eth1: Oversized Ethernet frame spanned
> multiple buffers, entry 0xe852607 length 1546 status 60a8d00!
> Aug  9 16:08:59 server kernel: eth1: Oversized Ethernet frame c7f9f470 vs
> c7f9f470.
> Aug  9 16:09:03 server kernel: eth1: Oversized Ethernet frame spanned
> multiple buffers, entry 0xe852707 length 0 status 0600!
> Aug  9 16:09:03 server kernel: eth1: Oversized Ethernet frame c7f9f470 vs
> c7f9f470.
> Aug  9 16:09:03 server kernel: eth1: Oversized Ethernet frame spanned
> multiple buffers, entry 0xe852708 length 1546 status 60a8d00!
> A
> 
> eth1 is external nic which is connected to adsl router. Both cards are
> D-Link DFE-530's. I tried to swap them but no luck, still eth1 (before was
> eth0) died. Anyone sends oversized packets to cause this or what? Or maybe
> adsl box and nic hate each other?

In my opinion, the NIC on your adsl router is going bad - frames too
large are often a harbinger of hardware failure.  If it's under
warranty, get a replacement.

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