Networking novice needs help

Kevin O Connor kevin at
Sun Dec 1 01:56:19 GMT 2002

---------- Original Message -----------
From: John Murphy <jfm at>
To: freebsd-users at
Sent: Sun, 01 Dec 2002 01:08:05 +0000
Subject: Re: Networking novice needs help

> Tim Chown <tjc at> wrote:
> >> de0: flags=8843<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,SIMPLEX,MULTICAST> mtu 1500
> >> 	inet6 fe80::200:e8ff:fe21:b423%de0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x1
> >
> >Why not use real IP as above instead of the old legacy IPv4 stuff? :)
> _now_ I'm scared.  Usually disable that v6 stuff.  I've no faith etc.
> Back to the thread though; seems strange that the install worked via
> the network, but now the same wires don't ping.  Something must've changed.
> -- 
> john.

Could be faulty card, bad cable or auto negotiation. What type of hub or 
switch are you using. Have you tried forcing the card to use 10Mbps. Can you 
ping the address from the actual box the card is fitted to. Sorry lots of 
questions but few anwsers

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