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
[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
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