On Tue, 07 Nov 2000 09:07:54 Niall O Broin wrote:
> I have a box with an SMC Ultra (WD-8390) network card on which I run
> Linux occasionally (it's the box the children play games on). I hardly
> ever sit at its console, only accessing it via Ethernet. But the
> network card doesn't like mornings :-) When I've turned it on, and
> it's up and running (XDM box
> displayed) I try to ping it and it takes quite some time before it first
> responds to a ping - after that, everything's fine.
Try booting it at the console, then pinging an address that'll route
through the SMC Ultra. If that works, then immediately try pinging from
another machine. If that works, your best bet it to sitck a "ping -q -c 1
known-localnet-host >/dev/null" into your if-up script for the NIC.
That's what I had to do to a DE205 that wouldn't respond to network traffic
until it sent some first.
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