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Ladies and Gentlemen,

I had only one response to my query, from Timothy

Lindgren who apparently doesn't have the problem

I do. I've managed to delay the decision for a

little while and am still trying to resolve the

problem.

Original statement of problem below in case

anyone may have missed the original.

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*> Ladies and Gentlemen,
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*>
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*> I have a Sun Ultra5 with a SunPCi card that I was asked to
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*> do an evaluation of for possible deployment. The U5 is
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*> running 2.6 with appropriate patches and the SunPCi is
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*> running M$ W95SR2. All basic stuff looks fine (except for
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*> color flashing - 19" monitor at 1280x1024 can only run
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*> 8bit color).
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*>
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*> I've been beating on this for a few days and the time
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*> to make a recommendation is coming up fast.
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*>
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*> The problem is with the workstation and SunPCi seeing
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*> each other on the network. In the SunPCi Release Notes,
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*> item 16 this problem is discussed. I tried the approach
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*> and it doesn't work. I'm not sure part of it (PC side)
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*> even makes sense.
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*>
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*> In the following:
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*>
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*> a.b.70.1 router
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*> a.b.70.49 SunPCi
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*> a.b.70.91 U5 workstation
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*>
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*> State before trying to set specific routes per Sun suggestion
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*>
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*> On the workstation - routing table
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*>
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*>
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*> Routing Table:
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*> Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface
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*> -------------------- -------------------- ----- ----- ------ ---------
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*> a.b.70.0 a.b.70.91 U 3 687 hme0
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*> 224.0.0.0 a.b.70.91 U 3 0 hme0
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*> default a.b.70.1 UG 0 39
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*> 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 UH 0 113 lo0
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*>
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*> On the PC - routing table
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*>
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*>
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*> Active Routes:
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*>
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*> Network Address Netmask Gateway Address Interface Metric
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*> 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 a.b.70.1 a.b.70.49 1
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*> a.b.70.0 255.255.255.0 a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 1
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*> a.b.70.49 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
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*> 10.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 1
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*> 127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
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*> 224.0.0.0 224.0.0.0 a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 1
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*> 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 1
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*>
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*> Route Table
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*>
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*> Active Connections
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*>
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*> Proto Local Address Foreign Address State
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*>
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*> -------------
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*>
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*> Now, per instructions, on the PC:
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*>
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*> route add a.b.70.91 mask 255.255.255.0 a.b.70.1
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*>
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*> (add a route to the workstation through the router,
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*> but with a mask as if it's a route to a network)
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*>
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*> This does not change the PC routing table.
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*>
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*> Per instructions, on the Sun:
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*>
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*> route add a.b.70.49 a.b.70.1 1
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*>
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*> (add a route to the SunPCi through the router)
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*>
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*> This does change the Sun routing table:
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*>
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*> Routing Table:
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*> Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface
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*> -------------------- -------------------- ----- ----- ------ ---------
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*> a.b.70.49 a.b.70.1 UGH 0 0
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*> a.b.70.0 a.b.70.91 U 3 687 hme0
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*> 224.0.0.0 a.b.70.91 U 3 0 hme0
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*> default a.b.70.1 UG 0 39
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*> 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 UH 0 113 lo0
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*>
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*> Since the PC routing was not changed, a ping to SunPCi gives
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*>
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*> ICMP Host redirect from gateway router (a.b.70.1) to SunPCi (a.b.70.49)
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*> for SunPCi (a.b.70.49)
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*>
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*> and pinging from the PC times out.
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*>
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*> If I now try a route command on the PC more equivalent to the Sun:
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*>
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*> route add a.b.70.91 a.b.70.1
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*>
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*> I now see in the PC routing table
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*>
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*> Network Address Netmask Gateway Address Interface Metric
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*> 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 a.b.70.1 a.b.70.49 1
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*> a.b.70.0 255.255.255.0 a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 1
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*> a.b.70.49 255.255.255.255 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
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*> -> a.b.70.91 255.255.255.255 a.b.70.1 a.b.70.49 1
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*> 10.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 1
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*> 127.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 127.0.0.1 127.0.0.1 1
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*> 224.0.0.0 224.0.0.0 a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 1
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*> 255.255.255.255 255.255.255.255 a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 1
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*>
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*> -> shows the route that was added
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*>
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*> Now if I ping from the workstation to SunPCi or vice versa, the first
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*> ping works and subsequent pings time-out. There also appears a line
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*> in the workstation routing table that looks like:
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*>
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*> a.b.70.49 a.b.70.49 UGHD 0 3
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*>
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*> that hangs around for several seconds and then disappears. After which
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*> I can get a single ping through again.
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*>
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*> So, is Sun confused? At this point I know I am. Have you gotten this
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*> to work or just ignored the problem?
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*>
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*> Thanks in advance, summary will follow.
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*>
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