Subject: Network timeout on input (with sup)
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andrew Wheadon <email@example.com>
Date: 02/19/1995 14:13:18
I've been getting "Network timeout on input" lately
everytime I try to sup allsrc from sup.netbsd.org, after
that sup quits with Transfer aborted.
It seems that we have problems with our networks in
this part of germany and are thus being routed over
dfn (a datex-p network) which is causing ping-losses
between 25 and 75%. A a certain point I can't ping
a machine with more than one packet before "ping"
stops. If I "kill" it it doesn't go and I have to
"kill -9" the process.
Is a buffer overflowing or is there anything I can
do other than hope that our network gets repaired soon.
I'm running a NetBSD compiled with 15.Feb's sources.
Is more data needed, which data is needed, does it make sense.
PS (The bad network connection has been verified from other
machines, but the ping-hanging is only happening on NetBSD,
it could also be trouble with another card though. What happens
when sb0 uses the same irq as lpt0 but lpt0 is not used/nor compiled
instead lpa0 is compiled into the kernel. (irq 5 was not viable
since it didn't recognise, but sb0 irq 7 seems to work fine.
I'll try removing the card tommorow but the Network timeout on input
existed before adding the card too.)
I should add that the timeouts only happen with
"allsrc", both "doc" and "othersrc" (one before and the other after)
Also the ping-problem doesn't happen as often as the Network
timeout on input (which happens 6 out of 7 tries.)
The cost of living hasn't affected it's popularity. (unknown)
current release=doc host=wipux2.wifo.uni-mannheim.de \ "NetBSD-current mirror"
hostbase=/mit/ftp/pub/NetBSD base=/usr prefix=/usr backup delete use-rel-suffix