On Sat, Nov 10, 2001 at 01:45:59PM +0100, Carl-Johan Bostorp wrote:
> I want to turn off the CRC check on ethernet frames and pass every packet up
> to the kernel. I have an eepro100, so I mailed Intel about it and asked for
> specs. The reply I got was that the kernel may actually rely on the NIC doing
> this check.
> So, what's the deal? What effects will there be if the NIC starts passing
> everything up to the kernel?
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I would think there would be many problems with this. One being
that the protocol field may be mangled, then the kernel wouldn't
know what to do with the packet.