From: kevin lyda (kevin at domain suberic.net)
Date: Thu 06 May 1999 - 10:38:58 IST
Peter Flynn burst across the net:
>[working networking previously. BNC or RJ45? not mentioned.]
>[BNC at home, context implies it used to be RJ45]
>[BNC termination, general cluefulness]
>Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Not a squeak. Ping just sits there and reports
>100% packet loss like An Post on a bad day. Like they weren't even
>connected. The embarrassing thing is that I've done this a dozen times
>before with mixed hosts but never with two identical OS versions :-)
ok, this is easy. first, take off one terminator. clean off the
t-connector where it was attached. start a ping on either machine
to the other one. lick the connector to see if there's current.
ok, i'm kidding.
seriously, hunt around the ethernet driver source and the
/usr/src/linux/Documentation directory and see if there's mention made
of an ethernet config tool for those cards. see if they take an argument
to force them into bnc mode. check ifconfig on the interfaces to see if
any errors are reported. take off one of the terminators (don't lick it
though) and see if any error counts go up. also, are there any messages
in /var/log/messages? what does the ethernet driver say when it's loaded?
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