Re: [Fwd: FORE ATM Testing help]

Joe Riolo (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 15:07:35 -0800

Thank you Todd and Steve,

The problem was that I wasn't identifying the ATM card /dev/fa0. Thanks
again and Happy New Year.

Joe :-)

At 02:31 PM 1/15/99 -0500, Todd J. Derr wrote:
>On Fri, Jan 15, 1999 at 09:47:57AM -0800, Rick Jones wrote:
>> Anyone have a few cycles to help this person?
>sure, I'm still alive... just quiet :)
>> netperf -t FORE_RR -H cedar
>> send_fore_stream: could not resolve the namecedar
>> Do you have any explanation for this? Thanks.
>My best guess is that either:
>1. The SPANS (FORE-IP, i.e. 'fa0') interfaces are not configured up
>2. The hostname 'cedar' does not correspond to the SPANS interface on the
> server host.
>(...or 3. They don't have physical connectivity, I think this might cause
> the host name resolution to fail. But I'll assume it's not this.)
>#1 should be easy enough to remedy, if you're using this for test purposes
>just do something like 'ifconfig fa0 up 10.0.0.x' on each machine (giving
>a unique IP, of course).
>if it's #2, just give the IP address of the SPANS interface instead of
>To make sure it's not #3, try to pig between the hosts over ATM.
>Feel free to write me if you need more assistance.
>todd j. derr
>PS: I'm not speaking officiailly for FORE... but to my knowledge the FORE
>(SPANS) API has been deprecated in favor of the (X/Open standard) XTI API....
>Which netperf does not currently support AFAIK :(

Joe Riolo
Lead Systems Analyst
Synectics Corporation
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