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Bug 3985 - Tulip driver can't do ARP on ASIX chipset card
Summary: Tulip driver can't do ARP on ASIX chipset card
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Reported: 1999-07-10 23:30 UTC by Daniel Senie
Modified: 2008-08-01 16:22 UTC (History)
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Description Daniel Senie 1999-07-10 23:30:17 UTC
A PCI Ethernet card with an ASIX AX88140 chipset is supposed
to be supported by the tulip driver, according to the source
of that driver. ARP fails to operate on the card, however,
unless the card is placed in promiscuous mode.

It would appear the card winds up not accepting packets to
its own Ethernet MAC address. This is probably a minor
driver bug.

Kernel version is 2.2.5-22, tulip driver included in this is

Workaround: Place "ifconfig eth0 promisc" in the rc.local
file. This hurts performance, but permits ARP and IP to
operate normally.

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