Ethernet on 8260

Brad Bonkoski bradb59 at
Wed Jul 18 05:07:19 EST 2001

Thanks for the recoomendations, look like things are on thier way!

One further question, is it possible for a detection of a loss of the
actual Ethernet cable at the kernel level?  Are there any pointers to
docs I could read on this?
Thanks again!

On 17 Jul 2001 19:09:34 +1000, Murray Jensen wrote:
> On 16 Jul 2001 22:30:24 -0700, Brad Bonkoski <bradb59 at> writes:
> >Does Linux _really_ do this?  Shouldn't it route at the host layer
> >before the network layer?
> I think it does look for host routes before matching network routes, but
> there needs to be one in your routing table. I believe when you configure
> the interface the driver installs the network route only. i.e. by default
> they will clash.
> >Like it I ping it should return
> >the ping on that interface regardless of if another network device lives
> >on this network!  Or, do I have to explicitly set up host routes in the
> >routing table?
> Yes, I believe you need to explicitly add them to the routing tables.
> >I guess what is the point of having multiple interfaces
> >on one board live on the same network, but even so, I would still think
> >it should choose the host route before the network route.  Any thoughts
> >on this?
> You are correct, but you have to set it up manually. Or maybe it depends on
> what net-tools package you use - the one I use doesn't add the host routes.
> >This is a good idea, but I would like to keep it simple, as they say
> >simplicity is the 'key' to High availability.
> What could be more simple than removing all that really complicated IP
> protocol overhead? :-) Cheers!
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