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SubjectRe: xircom_cb and promiscious mode
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In article <Pine.GSO.4.31.0110181725190.764-100000@diamond.cs.columbia.edu> you wrote:

> in looking through the source for the driver, it seems from the comments
> that when the card is in interrupt handler mode, it has to turn
> promiscious mode on. I don't know why, but I do know that it never seems
> to turn it off. I basically stuck a return in the enable_promisc function
> before it does anything, and that cleared up all my problems.

It actually doesn't need the promisc for most revisions of the card, but for
some it seems to be really needed.

The xircom_tulip_cb driver is more advanced, and probably works well for
your system. (It doesn't work for all cards, but I suspect that correlates
highly with the revision that needs the promisc)
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