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Date:      Tue, 20 Aug 1996 10:49:03 -0700 (PDT)
From:      Doug White <dwhite@gdi.uoregon.edu>
To:        Dave Andersen <angio@aros.net>
Cc:        questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Interesting habit on a -current box
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSI.3.94.960820104741.631H-100000@gdi.uoregon.edu>
In-Reply-To: <199608200513.XAA03387@terra.aros.net>

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On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Dave Andersen wrote:

> > 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.
> 
>    That's about what I thought.  It's odd, though, that the FreeBSD box 
> goes crazy.  A look at dmesg shows that it can't even find the MAC 
> address of the ethernet card if the mac's turned on when it boots.

I seem to remember having that problem before, but it's usually the Mac
that craps out.  In all cases it was an IP clash.  Did you check that?  

>    I'm marking it down to a crummy ethernet card or something weird on my 
> network, if nobody else has any ideas.

Possibly.  If you have a spare ethernet card laying about try it.

>    10baseT, both machines go in to a hub.  They're the only machines on 
> the network at the moment.

OK.

What are the machine's IP addresses and network settings?

Doug White                              | University of Oregon  
Internet:  dwhite@resnet.uoregon.edu    | Residence Networking Assistant
http://gladstone.uoregon.edu/~dwhite    | Computer Science Major




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