Subject: ep0 woes with 3c579
To: None <>
From: Andrew Gillham <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/12/1994 20:24:10
I am *trying* to get a 3c579 working in a Dell EISA machine.
It's a Dell 466SE if that makes any difference.

My kernel config has:
device	ep0	at isa? port ? irq ?

My bootup probe looks like:
ep0 at isa0 port 0x6000-0x600f irq 10: aui/utp address 00:20:af:0b:e0:e9

I am using the AUI port, so a ifconfig ep0 link0 -link1 should
set the correct port right? (per the 'man ep')

Basically the problem is that any attempt to use the ep0 results
in a 'unable to send' or similar.  i.e. ping looks like this:

ghost# ping
PING ( 56 data bytes
ping: sendto: Host is down
ping: wrote 64 chars, ret=-1

The host *isn't* down, and the 3c579 works fine from DOS.
Ifconfig says:
ghost# ifconfig ep0
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast

I have the very latest code, as of right now, and have everything
If anyone has any brilliant ideas, please e-mail me!
I've been trying to get this 3c579 to work for several weeks, and
end up switching back to the old faithful 8-bit WD8003... :-(