So before I get on the phone with Sun again I am going to put my problem
out to the world:
Hardware: Micron Pentium 133 with 32 MB RAM / 1.6 GIG drive / 2 Intel
PCI Pro 100B 100/10
Software: Solaris 2.5 with recommend patch cluster installed (1/28/97
per read.me file)
Soltice Firewall-1 2.0
1st problem: Whenever there is a probe to the network (via snmp,
ciscoworks, or SunNet Manager) I would get the following error in the
"kdmctlmsg: bad M_CTL msg"
At this point routing would shutdown between the two NIC's and I would
have to reboot the box. I called Sun and they sent me a post DU7
(Driver Update 7) NIC driver. As the technician put it "Those cards are
flaky" - even though they are on the hardware compatibility list. When
I used the new driver I would still get the error but routing would not
2nd problem: I get the following messages in the message file with the
"fw_xlate_icmp: unsupported icmp type 13" & "fw_filter: reverse address
NOTE: At this point I am not using NAT (Network Address Translation)
BIG Problem: The client decided to use NAT and when it is employed it
sorta works. Example:
>From a Windows NT machine when I ping an Internet address it works but
comes back with an error message at the end of the ping:
"miscompare at offset 9."
Begin Screen Shot.
Reply from 220.127.116.11: bytes=32 time=10ms - MISCOMPARE at offset 9
End Screen Shot.
I am lost. I put back on the old NIC driver to see if NAT worked then
but it didn't. If there are any thoughts I would love to hear them
before I spend another $300 at Sun for tech. support.