booting rtems over the network?

Jack Cawkwell J.Cawkwell at
Sun Jun 16 14:41:00 UTC 2002

I have come to the conclusion that there is something wrong with my server
network card, it appears to work ok for normal
network use. So I won't make progress until I can get another machine with
supported card.


J.Cawkwell at writes:
>ifconfig on the server ifconfig returns:
>[root at claude xinetd.d]# /sbin/ifconfig
>eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:96:0F:54:E3  
>          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
>          RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:212940 overruns:0 frame:0
>          TX packets:39 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
>          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1800 
>lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
>          inet addr:  Mask:
>          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>          RX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>          TX packets:6 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
>The only traffic since boot up has been for the bootpd server,
>The worrying part is the large number of dropped packets,
>but I am putting that down to the client broadcasting

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