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Re: Linux box loses internet connection...

On Sat, Dec 21, 2002 at 02:01:26AM -0800, alan brown wrote:
> I have 2 boxes with Debian installed.  I thought I'd done things pretty
> similarly but they must have diverged at some point, because one of the
> boxes is prone to losing touch with the network.  If the power adapter
> slips out of my switch (if I knock it for instance) and is then
> replaced, then one of my debian machines immediately knows its place in
> the world but the other one needs rebooting in order to be able to ping
> the other boxes or find anything on the internet.
> Does anyone know what might be causing this fragility in one machine but
> not the other?

If each box has a different vendor network card, then yes, it makes
sense.  For instance, I once replaced all the PCNet32 cards in a bunch
of IBM servers because they all got dumb when the link went away due
to power failure like you describe.  Since my employer wouldn't fire
the guys who kept unplugging stuff, new NICs was the next best
solution :)

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