I've now had 2 weeks under my belt on this new card and everything isrunning smoothly as far as I can tell. If you don't want to replace
the
card with an Intel card like I did you should at least try the latestb57.lan driver v2.38 as many have claimed it fixed their issues.

R.B. Woods


"R.B. Woods" <rbwoods@mtlfab.com> wrote in message
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> I just wanted to save folks a bit of time if they are having

problems
> getting NFS to work with NW6 sp2 (or even before possibly) and they

are
> using a NIC based on the Broadcom chipset (3com gigabit cards, some

IBM
> servers have these). I have had major problems with timeout errors

and
> other strange error messages when attempting to connect from a RH7.3

linux
> box. It finally came down to replacing the 3com gigabit card my

server
with
> an Intel Pro/1000T server adapter and it began working instantly. A


problem
> with the B57 driver seems to have been made worse by nw6sp2 but I

suspect
> there were/are other problems lurking with that driver/card combo

because
> other things began working better once the card was replaced. I was


having
> abends at odd times (during backup and not) about once every 2-3

months
and
> had 2 about 4 days apart after attempting to get NFS to work earlier

this
> month.
>
> A link to a patched driver has been posted to this board and to the

abends
> board. I have seen at least one report that it didn't completely

solve
> their problems. I didn't test it buy you certainly can seek it out

and
give
> it a try before you take my bottom line recommendation:
>
> Bottom line: Replace the Broadcom based card and see if your

problems go
> away. I went to an Intel Pro/1000T server adapter and with one day

under
my
> belt things seem much better (NFS works and other problems have gone


away).
>
>