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a hack that solves my dropped network (sort-of)



If anyone else has replied with a suggestion for my dropped
mail problem, I've lost everything since early yesterday 
evening due to the fetchmail problem.

I can now keep the connection up with an extra-ugly hack: a
script to the effect of

while true
   do
       /etc/init.d/networking force-reload
       sleep 5
done

[I said it was ugly . . .]

I've also noticed that I can ping my gateway when the network drops. 
Does this get us anywhere?

Given that the problem persisted after moving to another building, and
through a fresh installation, I'm suspecting
the network card (an old isa etherpro).

I'm not going to miss this machine when I get a new one . . .

-- 
Prof. Richard E. Hawkins, Esq.       Smeal 178    (814) 375-4700
dochawk@psu.edu
These opinions will not be those of Penn State until it pays my
retainer.



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