Another reason for loopback packets


Hartvig Ekner (mcvax!dkuug!freja!hartvig@uunet.uu.net)
18 Aug 88 16:49:57 GMT


I have found that some ethernet chips (NIC's) simply die if they don't
get to transmit a packet every now and then. This is particularly true
for the early versions of the Intel 82586. Sending a loopback packet
every second or so is the best solution I could come up with.

Hartvig Ekner ...mcvax!diku!hartvig



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