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Date:      Mon, 19 Aug 1996 20:21:10 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <>
To:        Dave Andersen <>
Subject:   Re: Interesting habit on a -current box
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On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Dave Andersen wrote:

>   I suspect this is probably more the fault of my Mac than my FreeBSD box,
> but here we go:
>    FreeBSD-current (960801-SNAP), 486DX50, 8mb, with an NE2000 compatable
> ethernet card (Kingston, i think.. something generic that someone left
> around. :-)
>    The machine is on an ethernet with a Macintosh.  If I boot the FreeBSD machine
> while the Macintosh is on, it comes up and is unable to recognize the
> ethernet card's MAC address (no pun intended).  If booted without the
> Mac on, it works well.
>    If I later turn the Mac on, the FreeBSD box and the mac will talk
> ever so happily.
>    Anyone have a suggestion about what's doing this one?  Hardware flukes
> with one or the other?

How _odd_.  Sounds like the Mac is hosing the ethernet or you've given the
same IP to both machines.  Mac's will crash and die if they figure out
they have the same IP as another machine.

Or else it's a network problem (if you're on coax, did you forget to
terminate the line?).

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:    | Residence Networking Assistant    | Computer Science Major

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