SUMMARY: LX, Solaris and ethernet timeout

From: Frode Stromsvag (
Date: Wed May 25 1994 - 05:37:27 CDT

Original question:
We've installed our first Solaris 2 on an LX. All the others on
our small ethernet are SunOS 4.1.3.

Occasionally (that is too often....) we get

le0: - no carrier, cable disconnected or hub link test disabled

......and NFS on the SunOS 4.1.3 machine gets a timeout.

We have to do some command on the net on the LX (like remote login) to
resolve this. Then it runs ok for a short while, just to get the
timeout again, and again, and again......

We run automounter, no NIS or NIS+.

The backup routine gets hung, so pleeeeaaase help!

Did not really find a solution. I guess I might have to find a few
patches for Solaris 2.3 (at least the NFS Jumbo patch).

The answers I got suggested bad connection somewhere. I had checked this
and the problems appeared when upgrading from 4.1.3 to 2.3, no problems
prior to this.
Paul Humphreys also suggested that the eeprom setting of 'tpe-link-test?' might
be 'false'. It was 'true', as it should be.....

Thanks to

hydres!paul (Paul Humphreys) (Richard Hellier)
epl@Kodak.COM (Gene Loriot) (Dave Russell)

Frode Stromsvag email:
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