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Re: [opensuse] my internet hub prefers windoze to linux!
  • From: kanenas <kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2007 01:43:39 -1000
  • Message-id: <200701280143.39662.kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 24 January 2007 22:22, John Andersen wrote:
> On Wednesday 24 January 2007 23:10, kanenas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> > On Wednesday 24 January 2007 20:40, Tom Patton wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 23:36 -0600, M Harris wrote:
> > > > I would recommend the Skylink 8 Port switch... relatively
> > > > inexpensive, and very fast (does 10/100,. and keeps track of 100 or
> > > > 10 separately) for the money for a wired network.
> > >
> > > I'd suggest buying a gigabit switch to cover future upgrades. My 2-yr
> > > old Asus MB interface is gig, and a gig card in the kids computer was
> > > very inexpensive...and blazing fast! I have the 5-port Linksys EG005W,
> > > and it handles /10 (HP Laserjet printer) /100 (2 laptops) &/1000 (2
> > > pc's) flawlessly. But definately toss the hub!
> > > Tom
> >
> > Thanks for the suggestion, there is no question that the hardware will be
> > changed. But I am curious why only my suse operation gets hit. Even the
> > vmware virtual network card vmnet1, which is mapped to eth0 manages to
> > pull and push its packets cleanly thru eth0! I think i will install a
> > linux virtual machine before i switch, just curious if the packets see
> > the difference!!!
>
> So If I understand that correctly you are using bridged networking in
> the vmware machine?
>
> That requires the host os to alias the nic, and put it into promiscuous
> mode, which means it has to examine every single packet, rather than
> let the hardware filter out what is not destined for your machine.
>
> Why not use Nat (vmnet8)? It works flawlessly, puts another
> layer between your virtual machine and the nasty-net, and is
> in my ever so humble opinion (*cough*) the preferred way to
> run virtual machines.
>
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> _____________________________________
> John Andersen

perhaps vmnet1 or vmnet8 might be the problem, i had never thought of that.
They are at least initialized at bootup, perhaps they really screw up eth0.
Ok, i will remove them and try again.
thanks:)
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