I'm working in a corporate environment as a software developer. For as long
as I've been here my setup has been a Unix workstation and an NT PC, both
supported by an outsourced IT support company based onsite. Recently I came
up with a business-related reason to install Linux on the PC, but our
support people do not support Linux. I therefore did it myself (RH 7.2).
Despite the fact that I can no longer boot the NT partition (a problem for
tomorrow) it has gone OK. However, I have a wierd network problem.
Network configuration: DHCP (as is the windows install). I have an IP
address, netmask, broadcast address, etc. and can connect to all the
machines I need to - but at around 2-10 Kbytes a second. This is well below
the limits I am used to - several megs a second when connecting to my sun
box from my PC. What is wrong - network adapter driver (3Com 3c590, which
was automatic detected), or DHCP configuration? An ethereal session reveals
that my machine is making several requests / second - 25 or so - the vast
majority of which are ARP and DNS requests, the rest mainly loopback, DHCP,
browser, NBNS... Most of the DNS lookups are for addresses in my network.
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