Re: 2.0.33 Problem - Network dies at random times

Robert Minichino (
Thu, 14 May 1998 09:54:55 -0400 (EDT)

> 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.
> 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.
> I have seen this problem with both the 3COM 3c905 and DEC Tulip chip
> adapters.
> Any suggestions?

Funny, I've had the same exact problem with 2.0.29 w/ a 3c509B in a UP
p100. The card worked fine in my dual pII/266, but refused to work with
the p100. I switched it with a spare 3c905, and it worked fine. I had no
idea what it was, and still don't. Does anyone else have a clue? :)

- Robert Minichino

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