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Re: dead network eth0 / ppp0 / hd recommendations?



On December 15, 2003 01:00 pm, you wrote:
> Ian Timshel wrote:
> > On December 15, 2003 11:54 am, you wrote:
> > 
> >>Ian Timshel wrote:
> >>[major snippage]
> >>
> >>
> >>>=================
> >>>Bob, Rick et all.
> >>>
> >>>Well.. the network connection is back up.. took that good card out 
> > 
> > and 
> > 
> >>>put in a flakey one in it's place and bingo bango.. it's all ok.  
> >>>
> >>>I pounded away at the irq troubles but got distracted with a 
couple 
> > 
> > of 
> > 
> >>>dying hard drives... and never did get the usb irq conflicts 
> > 
> > solved.  
> > 
> >>I wouldn't worry too much about the USB IRQ conflicts.  They're 
minor
> >>issues.  So, you don't use the internal NIC, just the external?
> > 
> >  
> > Yes Rick that's right I use the external NIC as eth0.  I had seen 
the 
> > internal one show up as eth2 with the external card in place but 
> > couldn't make it work for eth0 without the external card in place.  
  
> > However none of those configurations allowed me to ping between 
> > machines on the internal network regardless of my efforts.
> > 
> > I tried to use the internal audio too but it was not happening 
easily 
> > so I put the sound card back in.  
> > 
> > Basically I removed everything and shuffled all things including 
cables 
> > to try and make things work with as few pci slots used as possible. 
 
> > Like I said before.. distractions with failing drives was taking 
the 
> > fore.  
> > 
> > Any suggestions on drive types and manufacture?
> 
> Most of the major brands are fine.  We tend to standardize on DLT tape
> here.  The single drives we use are mostly HP.  We do have a couple of
> big Storagetek Timberline 300+ tape libraries with four Quantum 
DLT4000
> drives each.  For your average home user, that's a bit of overkill. 
;-)
> 
> At home, I use a combination of DAT, CD-R and ZIP750s.  Depends on 
what
> I'm doing.
 
Thanks.. heh I'll talk to Santa..  ;P~~~ hheh




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