Subject: Re: ipv6 on sun3
To: Gordon W. Ross <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: port-sun3
Date: 07/16/1999 11:10:54
On Fri, Jul 16, 1999 at 01:17:47AM -0400, Gordon W. Ross wrote:
> The bug is that LANCE Rev. C chip may sometimes give you packets
> with garbage inserted where the first bits should be, with the
> correct bits shifted later.  So instead of the destination MAC
> address at the beginning, you get something random looking.
> The work-around is to examine the beginning of the packet and
> throw away anything that's not for us (my MAC or broadcast).

How hard would it be to check for multicast addresses too ?

> I think the LANCE Rev. C chip was only used in the 3/50, so on a
> 3/60 it might be worth your time to try building a kernel without
> the LANCE_REVC_BUG option and see how it goes...

I've done this, it seems to work. But I don't use network that much
(only ssh and sup, no NFS).

Manuel Bouyer, LIP6, Universite Paris VI.