[CentOS] Network tuning for working with very old Solaris

Jim Davis jdavis at lbto.org
Sat Mar 27 18:22:53 UTC 2010


On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 10:02 AM, Wade Hampton <wadehamptoniv at gmail.com> wrote:
> G'day.
>
> I am trying to get a very old Solaris 5.7 server to ftp data to my
> updated CentOS 5.4 server but the Solaris box keeps losing
> networking after sending some data.  I can't ping the Solaris box
> from any of the servers on my network.
>
> Could this be related to a much newer (modern) TCP/IP stack in
> Linux and TCP options?

I'd think it much more likely there's something wrong on the Solaris
box -- you don't say what the hardware is, but I remember having to
make sure the NICs did _not_ autonegotiate -- there's a way to set
that with ndd that I don't recall offhand, but no doubt Google does
:-)


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