problem of packet loss with e100 machine with fedora core 4

Scot L. Harris webid at
Wed Dec 21 16:17:28 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-12-21 at 10:11, Eric Doutreleau wrote:
> i have a lab with fedora core 4 machine with a network card 
> 01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet 
> Controller (rev 02)
> and from time to time the network seems not working anymore.
> after a few second the network goes up again.
> The result is that i lose about 30% of packet.
> when i boot windows on the same machine i have the same problem.
> i boot different version of kernel of FC4 but with no luck. I have the 
> same behaviour.
> here is the result of fping
> : xmt/rcv/%loss = 81/55/32%, min/avg/max = 0.27/0.77/8.09
> and all the machine of my labs have the same behaviour.
> has anybody already seen that kind of problem?
> it s a bit annoying as the network become really unusable.
> thanks in advance for any help

You may need to look at the cables used and the switch/hub you are
connected to since this seems to be a problem regardless of which OS you
are using.  Once you have eliminated the cabling and switch as possible
issues it is time to try a different NIC.  But 9 times out of 10 it will
be a cable problem.

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