[Moving this to debian-user where it belongs...] Just set the Cisco's to not auto-negotiate. We have to do this regularly for customers, as the auto-negotiation doesn't always interoperate well between vendors. You got lucky with the Alteon's, but there is a way to do this on those as well... Good luck... On Wed, Mar 22, 2000 at 11:17:09AM -0500, Tim Sailer wrote: > Hi folks. > > I'm having some trouble, actually with a Cisco 6509 switch, but getting > it to talk to 20 VALinux machines. My story: > > I have a rack of 20 machines needing to talk to a Pix firewall with > gigbit interfaces on it. To do this, we set up a test rig using an Alteon > switch with 1 gigabit interface and 24 100bT ports for the boxes. > When we run in this mode, everything performs well. Now, we switch this > over to the Cr^Hisco switch, and it all goes to hell. It seems like the > 6509 doesn't negotiate with the EEPro100 NICs in the linux boxes. Errors > out the butt, and the switch ports claim that they are talking 10/half > when they should be talking 100/full. > > I've looked at the NIC driver source, but it's non-obvious, to me anyway, > how to lock these puppies in 100/full. Any pointers? -- Nate Duehr <firstname.lastname@example.org> GPG Key fingerprint = DCAF 2B9D CC9B 96FA 7A6D AAF4 2D61 77C5 7ECE C1D2 Public Key available upon request, or at wwwkeys.pgp.net and others.
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