Subject: Re: Anyone else seeing fxp0 die?
To: Petter Lindquist <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/02/2002 14:00:53
In message <Pine.NEB.4.33.0210021932560.11298-100000@jonagold.astrakan.hi=>,
 Petter Lindquist writes:
>On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, Charlie Allom wrote:
>> On Wed, Oct 02, 2002 at 08:33:19AM -0700, Hisashi T Fujinaka wrote:
>> > Under semi-heavy usage, the link lights stay on but I get the error
>> > message:
>> > Oct  1 21:31:27 allison /netbsd: fxp0: device timeout
>> >
>> > I'm not doing anything new. I was downloading the current RH8.0 iso.=

>> Weird - I saw this for the first time a few days back.
>I just upgraded my fxp box to 1.6 today. When booting the 1.6 CD the
>kernel fiddled some with the eeprom on my fxp, and it told me I couldn't=

>use the device until my machine was restarted.

I've had no fxp0 problems, either with my laptop (a Thinkpad T21) or a =

generic i386 desktop with an Intel card.  Both are running 1.6.  I just =

sent the laptop a gigabyte of data using ttcp (from another machine with
an ex0 interface); it accepted it at about 50 Mbps.

		--Steve Bellovin, (me) ("Firewalls" book)