Subject: Re: tcpdump -i epic0 resets the interface?
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: tech-net
Date: 11/13/2002 23:40:11
On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 03:51:05PM -0800, Andrew Gillham wrote:
> In debugging my IPv6 issue I discovered that tcpdump on the epic0 in my
> main server causes the interface to reset, or at least hang for some time.
> Open connections to the box usually timeout before this completes, but not
> always.
> It is on a NetBSD/i386 -current (October 28) system.  Has anyone else seen
> something like this on an epic?

I usually see a hang of a few seconds in network traffic, when
turning on/off promisc mode. You say connections timeouts, how long does
it hang ? 

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 23 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference