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Re: 100Mb/Full Duplex

[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 <nate@natetech.com>

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