Rataplan becomes a watchdog

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My NAS runs on FreeBSD I’m quiet happy with it. It’s named after the dog rataplan from the Lucky Luke comic

However transferring large data files to it causes the network to hang. The realtek network interface had issues with freebsd from the beginning. On the screen and in syslog the entry “re0: watchdog timeout” is printed.

Most FreeBSD people recommends to use Intel nics, I ordered a new Intel nic at dx.com. After the installation of the new NIC the network seems to be stable again.



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