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SubjectRe: strange networking problems in 2.0
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> The machine is an ACER pentium 120, 16 megs ram, 1.2 gig ide drive,
> idecd, and tulip-based ethernet board (using tulip driver).
> (the net-board is actually an asante Asante-nic PCI board).

OK I've no idea if that is 100% compatible.

> Here's what happens:
> boot up Linux machine
> try to telnet in from SGI: no response from linux machine
> telnet from linux machine to SGI: works fine
> telnet from SGI to linux machine: works fine

Sounds like media detection. You may need to tell the Tulip card what
media type to default too. The other approach (and one I use to kick a
machine with a dodgy NE1K clone into action at boot is to send a single
ping packet somewhere during boot).

Alan


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