Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.
On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 10:42:37AM +0200, Eric Marin wrote: > Maybe the crossover ethernet cable is simply bad (!) Aside: I'd say this is unlikely. A packet corrupted on the wire would have to pass both the ethernet CRC check and the TCP checksum. That is, there would have to a very severe problem at layer 1 that it could occasionally bypass the protections at layers 2 and 3 - there would also be lots of packet loss and very poor TCP performance. To be more sure you can look for errors using netstat -i. If those counters are zero then you can be pretty sure that the cabling is not the problem. Regarding RAM: the type which detects and/or corrects errors is called "ECC". As well as having the right type of RAM, your motherboard needs to support ECC, and have it enabled, to get this protection. Regards, Brian.