Subject: Re: Can't do PPP and Ethernet at the same time?
To: Dave Huang <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/21/1996 19:20:41
On Wed, 21 Aug 1996, Dave Huang wrote:

> Hi, I'm running NetBSD/i386 1.2_BETA, with a PPP connection to my ISP
> and 3c595 ethernet card connected to my Mac. If, while I'm downloading
> something through my PPP connection, I ftp something from NetBSD to
> the Mac, the PPP stops. Once the ftp to the Mac is done, the PPP
> connection starts back up again. Why does this happen, and what can I
> do about it? :) Does the 3c59x driver suck a lot of CPU or something?

Do you get any fifo or ring overruns as a result? If not, it sounds like
the ftp is stealing time from the ppp support.

Take care,