regularly dying network connection
My network goes down quite regularly, especially under load. I've
written a script to force-reload after waiting five seconds, whcih leaves it functional most of the time (although some requests hit when the network is down and casue errors--meaning that sometimes it doesn't even stay up five seconds). It's also necessary, about once a day, to power off the machine to reset something on hte network card, as even force-reload won't recover.
The card is a eepro, and when the connection dies, the tcpdump report is:
tcpdump: listening on eth0
15:00:33.547471 188.8.131.52.1033 > 184.108.40.206.36546: udp 4 [ttl 1]
tcpdump: pcap_loop: read: Network is down