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I have 2 Archlinux boxes on my home network which all runs through an 8-port Intellinet gigabit switch. 1 box is a NAT iptables router system with 2 network interfaces, ...
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- 07-27-2012 #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2012
2 nics on 2 systems keep dropping packets, overrun and frame errors
I have 2 Archlinux boxes on my home network which all runs through an 8-port Intellinet gigabit switch. 1 box is a NAT iptables router system with 2 network interfaces, one DHCP-assigned for my cable modem (comcast) and another interface with a static IP 172.16.0.1. The 2nd box is a file & network server, running samba, bind, dhcpd, and openntpd for the local network, with static address 172.16.0.2. Both the internal-facing interface in the router and the interface on the fileserver are both onboard gigabit adapters on nvidia-based motherboards and they both use the same "forcedeth" driver (version 0.64). The fileserver has my old gaming mobo "ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe" from circa 2005, and the router has a newly-bought ASUS "M2N68-AM Plus" board. The interface connected to the cable modem is an add-in PCI express card Intel EXPI9301CTBLK, using the e1000e driver.
Everything seems to be working fine as far as data transfer goes, but i've noticed this recently on both the nvidia nics, the first item being ifconfig output from the router and the second from the fileserver:
ROUTER (eth0 is intel, eth1 nvidia) eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 metric 1 inet 188.8.131.52 netmask 255.255.254.0 broadcast 255.255.255.255 ether 00:1b:21:c8:3d:34 txqueuelen 16 (Ethernet) RX packets 36016021 bytes 30878687681 (28.7 GiB) RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0 TX packets 12947356 bytes 2313527854 (2.1 GiB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 device interrupt 19 memory 0xdffe0000-e0000000 eth1: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 metric 1 inet 172.16.0.1 netmask 255.255.0.0 broadcast 172.16.255.255 ether bc:ae:c5:c9:89:35 txqueuelen 16 (Ethernet) RX packets 13022109 bytes 2298983072 (2.1 GiB) RX errors 99027 dropped 953 overruns 99026 frame 954 TX packets 22751031 bytes 30083421724 (28.0 GiB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 device interrupt 46Code:
FILESERVER eth0: flags=4163<UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST> mtu 1500 metric 1 inet 172.16.0.2 netmask 255.255.0.0 broadcast 172.16.255.255 ether 00:17:31:ce:e4:85 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet) RX packets 4931 bytes 3149770 (3.0 MiB) RX errors 5 dropped 0 overruns 5 frame 2 TX packets 4318 bytes 613602 (599.2 KiB) TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0 device interrupt 43 base 0x4000
That fileserver's mobo has 2 network jacks, both on the NVIDIA MCP55 chipset, and i've tried swapping the active interface between both jacks with no result. All of the cabling is new (mid 2011 to now), and the gigabit switch is ~2009/2010.
Should I be concerned about this? I use the fileserver all the time as my main media storage, so it transmits tens of gigabytes a day. I'm suspecting that switch might be going bad?
Any thoughts? TIA
- 07-28-2012 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Since both are having problems, I'd advise looking at the switch. Try swapping it out with another and see if the problems go away. I was having similar problems with a gigabit switch I had when it started overheating.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!