Subject: Re: 5000/240 netboot question
To: David Burren <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: port-pmax
Date: 08/11/1999 02:26:16
On Tue, 10 Aug 1999, David Burren wrote:
>Hmmm.  I've got to ask - your Ethernet is actually ok isn't it?  I've
>seen altogether too many networks with repeaters that have external
>transceivers connected with SQE/heartbeat enabled.  While it should be
>enabled when connected to a host, on a repeater it causes false
>collisions on _every_ packet the repeater sends out that port.  Some
>equipment is more sensitive to this than others - many people don't
>realise they've got a problem and just think that Ethernets aren't very

  Well, I'll double-check...but it's my office network, with a bunch of unix
boxes (all NetBSD/sparc save for one SparcLinux box, as a matter of fact)
inhabited by hard-core I doubt it's misconfigured.  I'll check it
out when I'm there next.

                     -Dave McGuire