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Solving Ethernet watchdog timer deadlocks

I have a debian linux box (Debian Squeeze) that deadlocks every few hours if I run a python script that sniffs an interface... The stack trace is attached to the bottom of this question. ...
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what level of the network stack does tcpdump get its info from?

As I was trying in vain to fix a faulty ethernet controller here, one thing I tried was running tcpdump on the machine. I found it interesting that tcpdump was able to detect that some of the ICMP ...
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How can I disable TCP/IP for an Ethernet adapter?

I have CentOS 6.3 running in a (virtual) machine with two Ethernet adapters. I have eth0 connected to a TCP/IP LAN and eth1 connected to a DSL modem. The system is intended as a dedicated ...
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Send a packet over the network even when its target is the local host

Under Linux if you send a packet to the address of one of its network interfaces, this packet is routed internally, it is never sent over the network. That's the right thing in 99.99% of the cases. ...
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Print mac address to file

With a bash script, can I read the mac address of my eth0 and print it to a file?
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How can I test the current carrier state for an ethernet adapter in Linux?

In Arch Linux, how can I check if a network device (say eth0) has a carrier signal present?
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changing the names of network interfaces, debian wheezy

I'm trying to set a name for an interface, "ethLan" instead of eth0. Doing so also ensures that the if's name will remain consistent at every reboot and kernel. I did find some articles in the ...
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Replacing identical NIC cards creates eth1 instead of using eth0 in Ubuntu

I changed out a NIC card that was the exact same make and model. The setup process for Ubuntu 11.04 was very seemless and easy so I figured it would be smart enough to setup up the replacement card. ...
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How do I share an internet connection through USB?

I have two Linux boxes. One is running KNOPPIX and the other Ubuntu. I have only one wifi dongle between them, and only one of them has an Ethernet port. They both have free USB ports however. I ...
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Using the Wifi of a notebook via ethernet for another PC

I want to connect a PC to the internet via my notebook, which is connected to a WLAN. The setup should look like the following scheme: PC (eth0) -> Notebook (eth0) -> Notebook(wlan0) -> ...
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RHEL: Creating stable names for network interfaces

We have a RHEL 5.5 box with 8 interfaces. And the eth interface naming is flip flopping. Sometimes eth0 comes up on physical port 7th, and sometimes on another physical port. We want the naming to ...
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What happens when I plug a Ethernet cable?

What happens when I plug in a Ethernet cable? I want to be able to see what's happening on the Level 2/3 (I believe the protocols I'm trying to watch is Ethernet, IP (v4 and v6) and DHCP for IP ...
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How do I configure which ethernet connections are active on boot?

I have an unmanaged dedicated server that I administer, running CentOS. Recently when I reboot the server, I am unable to use SSH. Both times this has happened the server host has determined the issue ...
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CentOS 6.3 Device eth0 does not seem to be present (Minimal non-cloned setup)

I installed CentOS 6.3 on my hardrive partition (new install...minimal install). After successful installation, I see that eth0 was down looked for 70-persistent-net.rules file under /etc/udev .. ...
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802.3ad on FreeBSD and Linux using crossover cables?

I have setup a NFS server on FreeBSD 8.1, which will be serving one Linux client. Each box has a dual-port 1gig fiber card, and each box is directly connected to the other over this link. There is ...
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Send traffic to self over physical network on Ubuntu

I have a dual port ethernet NIC and let's say I have connected both ports in a loop and assigned the following IPs to the 2 ethernet interfaces: eth2 -> 192.168.2.1 eth3 -> 192.168.3.1 I want to ...
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Find out if computer started via Wake-on-LAN or power putton?

Is there any (reliable) way to find out if the PC booted because of a Wake-on-LAN Packet instead of pressing the power button? I want automatically check if WOL is correctly configured. I know about ...
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Wait for ethernet cable plug-in/plug-out event under Linux?

I know that I can poll the link state via the SIOCETHTOOL/ETHTOOL_GLINK ioctl but this would require to endlessly request the state. The same goes for parsing /var/log/messages. So my questin is, is ...
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Ethernet Sniffing Embeded Device

I recently dug out some prototyping equipment from the trash and I want out figure out what the heck it is. It has a port labelled 'Ethernet' and when I plug it into a router the lights flash like its ...
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Linking Ethernet interfaces

I'm quite new to Linux networking. I have a Debian PC with two Ethernet interfaces, one embedded on the motherboard and another on a PCI card. The first one, let say eth0 is connected to my router ...
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Check whether network cable is plugged in without bringing interface up

I am trying to identify NICs on ~20 remote servers (2-6 NICs on every server). To begin with, I want to identify those ready for use and free ones. How can I check the state of the physical media? I ...
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PPC Debian: eth0: switching to forced 10bt / 100bt

I recently installed debian on an old G4 iMac, and everything is working fine except that the console is constantly spammed with alternating eth0: switching to forced 10bt eth0: switching to forced ...
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How do I check the network speed right now?

I know about vnstat and that tracks over the hour/day/months. I would like to see the network speed right now. As in for a duration of a second or at most a minute. Kind of like how top can show me ...
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usb0 -> what exactly is it for?

So far, I found out that on GNU/Linux /media/usb0 seems to be a mount point for Ethernet over USB. Nice. Question: Where is defined, what usb0 is exactly for? I distilled the above mentioned ...
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Share Internet Connection from computer to new router

On my linux computer I have an external wlan adapter which is connected wirelessly to internet (an access point). Now I want to connect my linux computer via ethernet cable to a new ddwrt router. This ...
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Network issue in vsat

In my server-client architecture, I multicast 100 MB files to many clients from server via satellite link. Network traversal is through 5 hops. I have the 10Mbps ( i.e. 1250 Kilo Byte per second ) ...
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What's the difference between the drivers r8169 and r8168?

Realtek provides the source code for the r8168 driver which is based on the r8169 driver from the kernel tree if I may believe their source: /* * This driver is modified from r8169.c in Linux kernel ...
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Can't connect to to internet. Debian Wheezy, pinging DNS address works

I have booted Debian Wheezy from SD card on a Beaglebone Black board. Version: debian-wheezy-7.0.0-armhf-3.8.13-bone20.img.xz, from http://www.armhf.com/index.php/download/ I have set up my ...
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Low Cost, 2 Ethernet Ports & Runs Linux [closed]

Looking for an inexpensive embedded device that contains 2 Ethernet Ports, runs Linux (or some other type of Unix), and is under $50. My main concern is cost. It must be under $50 and have 2 Ethernet ...
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RJ-45 <-> RS-232, can I substitute the RS-232 side and abuse my Ethernet port as COM port?

We have a PCIX board (with MIPS CPU) from some vendor and it has an RJ-45 jack on the "board-side", where the cable has an RS-232 plug on the other side. The expected protocol is clearly the same as ...
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ethtool get permanent MAC address returns all 0's

I need to read permanent (burned-in) MAC address of network adapter. Since MAC address can be easily spoofed, I need to read the real one which is written on EEPROM. I need to do it using C++ on ...
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How can I configure ethernet?

I just started using linux (installed Debian) and the one thing I'm trying to do right now is have my internet working. I connected my ethernet port but still no internet works. I googled for awhile ...
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No ethernet/wireless connection after dist upgrade - “network UNCLAIMED”

I did an upgrade from Xubuntu 12.04 to 12.10, and I can't connect to the internet now. When I press the network button on the panel, I see "No network devices available" on top (greyed out), then ...
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How can I update the OUI list used for Netdiscover?

Netdiscover keeps showing a lot of "Unknown vendor" devices, when I generally can find the vendor pretty quickly via Google. Is there any way to manually update whatever OUI list Netdiscover uses?
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How can I get wireless and ethernet to work with ubuntu?

I have an acer aspire 7551 laptop running windows 7 and I've successfully used wubi to also install ubuntu (the latest release version). Wireless works fine on windows 7, but neither wireless nor ...
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No wired ethernet connection

I'm using elementary OS (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and yesterday I woke up to no wired ethernet connection. As far as I can remember I changed absolutely nothing, it was working at night and not anymore ...
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Hardware Ethernet IP Limitation

In Linux Environment How many number of IP address I can assign to a Hardware ethernet interface ? Is there any limitation ? what is the maximum no. of virtual ethernet interface I can assign to a ...
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Excessive retransmissions on Ethernet

The CSMA/CA variants of Ethernet handle excessive failed transmissions due to repeated collisions by dropping the current frame and relying on upper layers for retransmissions: After 16 attempts ...
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Cannot connect to printer hosted on a Belkin print server

I tried to tap into Belkin Home Base (model #F5L049au) print server. I want to access a printer hosted by it. I set it up as a CUPs printer with the below specifications: Description: Via Belkin ...
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change eth0 to eth1 without udev

I have very interesting issue, We have Redhat 4 Linux and it is has 4 Ethernet interface. eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3 Now only eth0 is connected to LAN and everything working find. We have special software ...
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Multiple Lan interfaces on one VM rather than multiple VM

I'm looking if it's possible to give rights, to only allow the use of one network interface to a specific user on a Linux distribution. My use case: I want, for my studies, testing the ...
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How To Diagnose Faulty (onboard) Network Adapter

I'm looking for advice on diagnosing ethernet connectivity issues under Linux. I suspect it's a hardware issue, though I am not entirely sure. It's an nVidia chipset and ethernet adapter. The device ...
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directions about customized Layer 2 implementation in linux

I have some machines running on the same network. One node is the control node which distributes traffic coming to it to the other nodes. The thing is that I want to have a custom protocol header ...
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Bond slave link up is too slow

On one of my servers I set up a bond-device consisting of an onboard network-card and an PCIe network card. (eth1 and eth5) I set up the configugration according to man ifcfg-bonding - i.e. eth1 and ...
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Fedora 15: em1 recently dissapeared and hostapd no longer serves internet to wirelessly connected devices

I have a laptop running hostapd, phpd, and mysql. This laptop uses an Ethernet connection to connect to the internet and acts as a wireless access point for my workplace's wifi devices. After ...
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Is vnstat reporting accurate?

I'm checking the stats of a busy site that host mirror downloads. I installed vnstat on the machine and after a few days i saw the number 125.25 Mbit/s or using -ru 0 15.29 MiB/s I'm extremely ...
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Atheros ar8151 driver for kernel 3.x (fedora 16)

Yesterday, I installed Fedora 16 and found no wireless connection available. Then I found the ar81family driver But it seems like it does not work with kernel 3. I changed the makefile to ignore ...
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eth0 is proxy-arping, but /proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/eth0/proxy_arp is 0

I'm scratching my head about this question... I have a debian squeeze machine that is connected to an internal lab network. We have a lot of machines that have default proxy-arp configurations on ...
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eth0 r8169 down on wake up from standby

On waking up after standby the network (eth0) remains down. The eth0 card is r8169. I have tried : ifconfig eth0 up Doesn't work ifconfig eth0 up; dhcpcd eht0 Worked but how do I configure my ...
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Hardware Timestamping using PTP

I'm new to Linux programming. I have an Intel NIC with e1000e driver. I'm working on accurate time stamping of packets being captured from a network. My question is if I want to use RT Linux how ...