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Reoccuring Problem with network

Well it seems to happen every 16 days or so.

My home Linux box that I use as my IPmasq dial up box for my home network
his not connecting with most of the standard network (client/server) apps.

Now, when my system is at home and make a PPP connection to the Internet, I
cannot use the clients on that server to get anywhere (with Lynx, FTP,
telnet, etc).  Ssh, however, does work and I can use that to get anyone of
my Debian servers.

This is not just limited to traffic through PPP it holds true for the home
networked machines as well via ethernet.  Here is what I get in my log file
on the SERVER end at work when I try to FTP home my home dial up box:

Mar  8 11:05:54 torch wu-ftpd[686]: warning: can't get client address:
Connection reset by peer
Mar  8 11:05:54 torch wu-ftpd[686]: connect from unknown
Mar  8 11:05:54 torch syslog: getpeername (wu-ftpd): Transport endpoint is
not connected
Mar  8 11:05:57 torch wu-ftpd[686]: FTP session closed

This has happened two other times, and I have noticed it after 16 days of
uptime on my client box (home dial up).

A reboot will fix the problem, but I would like to know what is going on.

--Jay Barbee

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