Summary: Token Ring Problem?

From: Shirley Chee Mei Kin (
Date: Tue Apr 15 1997 - 23:07:43 CDT

Hi managers,

Thks for the reply from Trevor Paquette. We are now ignoring the messages
and do housekeeping on the /var/adm/messages.

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>From Thu Apr 10 11:45:16 1997
From: "Trevor Paquette" <>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 1997 21:44:14 -0600
To: (Shirley Chee Mei Kin (SE - Response Centre))
Subject: Re: Token Ring Problem?
Mime-Version: 1.0

These messages are harmless, and, as far as I know, there is no way to disable

We got them all the time on all of our token ring systems.. We just learned to
ignore them

On Apr 10, 11:10, Shirley Chee Mei Kin (SE - Response Centre) wrote:
> Subject: Token Ring Problem?
> Hi managers,
> I have a SPARC machine connected to the token ring network and I
> have noticed that the /var/adm/messages keep capturing the following
> messages :
> vmunix: tr0: MAC claim token frames detected.
> vmunix: Ring status: 0x2020
> vmunix: tr0: beaconing activity: xmiting or receiving beacon frames.
> vmunix: tr0: xmiting beacon frames.
> Can someone highlight to me what are the causes for the MAC claim token
> frames to be detected and why the beaconing activity from the Hub is
> reported by the SPARC, what cause it.
> If these messages are harmless, is there any workaround to disable the
> messages?
> Thks
> Shirley
>-- End of excerpt from Shirley Chee Mei Kin (SE - Response Centre)

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