Network fails for some tasks, reboot fixes
Twice in the past three days (since some apt-get upgrading) my
network connection (ethernet via wireless router) has stopped
working. Not completely -- I can still connect to external news
servers and via ssh to my ISP, but SMTP connections (e.g. fetchmail)
and web connections time out.
It might seem port-related, but lsof shows no process owning (for
instance) port 80. It might seem like a misconfigured ipchains, but
then why would rebooting fix the problem?
I'm at a loss.
Debian Sarge, upgraded a few hours ago.
I tried downing eth0 and running dhclient, which didn't help. I
tried rmmodding the natsemi module (for my Ethernet card) and
modprobing it, which also didn't help.
Nothing obviously useful in any of the logs.
Any suggestions appreciated.
Carl Fink firstname.lastname@example.org
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