Re: 2.0.33 Problem - Network dies at random times

Rik van Riel (
Thu, 14 May 1998 11:38:28 +0200 (MET DST)

On Wed, 13 May 1998, James Thomason wrote:

> I have a dual-processor pII/266 that I have been having an odd problem with
> recently.
> This server functions as an FTP site, pushing around 30 megabits per second
> on average.
> After a random amount of time, the kernel will simply stop talking to the
> network.

This means no more network packets. Something that can be
easily detected.

> Doing an ifconfig up/down fixes the problem. Since I live an hour away
> from the site, it makes it pretty annoying when this happens at 3:00AM.
> Any suggestions?

A cron job that tests whether there were any network packets
sent/received in the last minute(s).
If there aren't, it should reset the network interface.

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