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[linux-tr] ibmtr_cs and switched Token ring
I am looking for some help getting an IBM 4/16 Token Ring card (or a 3com
Tokenlink Velocity III PC Card) working in a switched Token ring
I am using the Caldera Kernel 2.0.35, and associated pcmcia_cs (I think
My symptoms are as follows:
Insert the card, pcmcia recognises it, inserts the module, the card is
initialised. Ifup the interface, with a static IP address, correct
netmasks, broadcast, etc. Using the patched tcpdump from the olicom ftp
server, I can see arp requests going out, but I never get any replies. ( I
am assuming that they are going out, I don;t have access to the switch to
monitor this )
I have seen mention of problems in a switched Token Ring network in a
Caldera mailing list from 1996, and the solution there was to put a router
in bridging mode between the Linux box and the rest. That's out of the
question for me, however.
I was also referred to a discussion on Linux kernel about 1.5 months ago
where arp requests were being ignored coming from Token Ring across a
bridge to an Ethernet environment. Apparently, there is a setting in the
kernel where one can tell it to accept all types of arp replies.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I have been struggling for a
while to get this card working, because I don't really have access to a
Token Ring network, only on a "by arrangement" basis.
Is there an archive of this list? i looked at emissary.aus-etc.com, and
couldn't find anything.
Thanks for any suggestions.