I have 5 Intel based systems with Debian, Squid, Dansguardian and
installed (plus the other basic Debian packages, obviously).
I now have a problem: I've installed Debian on a Compaq DS20E Alpha system
where I installed Squid, Dansguardian and SquidGuard as well.
The purpose is to duplicate the 5 proxy servers that are actually serving
local network on the more performing Alpha system.
I've installed and downloaded the required packages with the apt-get
I then copied across from one of the 5 proxies the content of the
direcroties onto the Alpha system:
so that the newly installed system will contain the same proxy and content
I then made a few changes to the /etc/squid.conf file to support the
specific settings (i.e. visible_hostname, localhost, cache size, etc.).
Now, the system works really fast when used as a proxy, but the problem is
that after a few minutes that it's working, it appears that the network
connection gets hang. I mean, the system is not reachable anymore from the
I then go on the system console and look at the logs and processes and
everything seems to be running ok.
There are no error logs, no died processes, nothing!!! Just, the system
not communicate over the network.
If I try to ping any other hosts from the system, it just acts as if the
cable is not connected: no answer.
The strange thing is that to be able to let the system to work again, it
enough to run /etc/init.d/network restart and the system works again (very
fast!!!) for more few minutes, and so on.
I've obviously tried to change the Ethernet cable, network plug, speed and
mode settings (Half/Duplex + 10/100 + Auto), etc.
If I stop using the system as a proxy from the client, the system stays up
for hours, unless I do not make big network activities (i.e., if I
few files it works fast, if I try to transfer big files, then the same
Does anybody have any ides or experience on this problem??
I'd really appreciate any suggestions.
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