Jul 022013
 

The other day, I disconnected the ethernet cable from my gateway to reroute the cable. Then, perhaps coincidentally, I started seeing these entries:

Jul  2 15:19:57 bast kernel: fxp0: discard frame w/o leading ethernet header (len 4294967294 pkt len 4294967294)
Jul  2 15:28:01 bast kernel: fxp0: discard frame w/o leading ethernet header (len 4294967294 pkt len 4294967294)
Jul  2 15:28:02 bast kernel: fxp0: discard frame w/o leading ethernet header (len 4294967294 pkt len 4294967294)
Jul  2 15:39:58 bast kernel: fxp0: discard frame w/o leading ethernet header (len 4294967294 pkt len 4294967294)

I started looking around, and found a few references. The best of which seems to be: bounce the NIC…

So, here I go:

[dan@bast:~] $ sudo ifconfig fxp0 down && sudo ifconfig fxp0 up
[dan@bast:~] $

Yes, I did that remotely.

Here’s what /var/log/messages had:

Jul  2 17:28:14 bast kernel: fxp0: link state changed to DOWN
Jul  2 17:28:16 bast kernel: fxp0: link state changed to UP
Jul  2 17:28:19 bast dhclient: New IP Address (fxp0): 23.11.10.134
Jul  2 17:28:19 bast kernel: fxp0: link state changed to DOWN
Jul  2 17:28:19 bast dhclient: New Subnet Mask (fxp0): 255.255.255.0
Jul  2 17:28:19 bast dhclient: New Broadcast Address (fxp0): 23.11.10.255
Jul  2 17:28:19 bast dhclient: New Routers (fxp0): 23.11.10.1
Jul  2 17:28:21 bast kernel: fxp0: link state changed to UP

If you see no followups to this post, you know it worked.

7:21 AM – 3 July 2013

No, that wasn’t it:

Jul  3 03:04:56 bast kernel: fxp0: discard frame w/o leading ethernet header (len 4294967294 pkt len 4294967294)
Jul  3 03:04:56 bast kernel: fxp0: discard frame w/o leading ethernet header (len 4294967294 pkt len 4294967294)

13:39 PM – 13 July 2013

I rebooted stopped the messages.

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