RedHat 7.1 2450 server Nic card problems

jason andrade jason at
Wed Jan 15 00:09:00 CST 2003

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Jim Hribnak wrote:

> We have a Dell 2450 server with 2 PCI Nics, and one onboard NIC all are Intel EEPro100 cards.  We are running RedHat 7.1 and whent he server gets loaded the Network cards fall off the network with a Transmit Timeout Error and the server must be rebooted to get the cards back online.
> Anyone else seeing this problem? I tred the latest eepro100 driver from as well as the driver (e100) from  Intel with the same results.

what is the intel driver you are running ?  what kernel version are you running?

> Are there any better NIC cards that can handle a heavily hit web server?

how heavily hit is it ? we have 2450 servers here which handle 100Mbit throughput
on a 24/7 basis and haven't hit this problem yet.  however we have only run
redhat 7.0, 7.2 and 7.3 on them, not 7.1.



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