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Old 11-05-2001
hme0 babble -- ?

Dear Reader,

I have a very unique problem. Quite often my on board ethernet port( hme0 ) related message is appearing in /var/adm/messages.
The message is hme0: babble.. The port is up and alive.

What does this message mean.. Is the on board port is about to fail??

Thanks in advance,
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Old 11-05-2001
The max size of an ethernet packet is 1518 bytes. A "babble" means that for some odd reason your box transmitted one longer than that. I would not suspect hardware if everything else is working. I would suspect software. The IP layer is responsible for seeing that this doesn't happen under TCP/IP. If you're bypassing TCP/IP, it becomes your responsibility.
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Old 11-06-2001
Is someone playing with the Ping Of Death?
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